Writing and Editing Diverse Characters
Friday May 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Writing the Other challenges writers to appreciate, rather than appropriate, identities and cultures not their own. In this workshop, Minister Faust, the University of Alberta’s Writer-in-Residence, examines the differences between exploration and exploitation. He discusses the resources authors need to develop cultural authenticity, the market for diversity, and what publishers are looking for in diverse characters. Practise cultural sensitivity while learning to be culturally savvy.