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English

Introduction to Literary Activism

For young writers looking to channel their thoughts about injustice through creative writing.
Danika D Dinsmore
71 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
14-18
year olds
2-8
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Description

Class Experience

As an activist, my background in writing, poetry, and spoken word has led me to create keynotes, songs, poetry, and essays about environmental justice. I have had numerous creative pieces published as my own form of activism, to draw attention to causes, and to inspire others to act. I am the Poetry Editor of Reckoning: a creative journal of environmental justice and on the board of Cascadia Poetics Lab which produces a bioregional festival focusing on the intersection of poetry and environmentalism.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will only need something to write with and on. I prefer they do writing exercises by hand. They can transfer drafts into their computers later. No prior background knowledge is required, however, I have provided links to 2 videos and attached one poem. It's important for our discussion to watch and read these beforehand, as we won't have time class. Thanks!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
When speaking about social or environmental injustice, some of the content may be emotionally upsetting to sensitive students. 

Teacher

Danika D DinsmoreAuthor, Spokenword Artist, Activist
71 total reviews
51 completed classes

About Me

I’m quite the literary mutt. After graduating with an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, I started my creative career as a spoken word artist, earning the Washington State Poets... 
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