A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Craft

Saturday, May 4 | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • ASL Interpreted programming
  • Race/Identity
  • Writing & Publishing

Camille Acker, Dickson Lam, Ismail Muhammad, David Mura, moderated by David Roderick

To write race and ethnicity well, we need the right tools and the right reading list. Building multidimensional worlds that don’t rely on assumptions or defaults takes practice (and guts). Fortunately, master memoirist and creative writing instructor David Mura is here to help. In “A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing,” Mura delves into how race structures our reality, shaping the way we write and how we expect to be read. He offers techniques and introduces new ways of seeing. Join three writer-teachers of color—Dickson Lam, Ismail Muhammad, and David Mura—as they unpack the questions of identity that drive their writing, mark the pitfalls of self-exotification, and weigh the rewards of penning richer, riskier work.

This program will have ASL interpreters.

Veterans Memorial Building - Auditorium