North Words Panel Topics
Below is the initial list of panel and workshop topics for 2021. A final list with faculty assignments will appear on the schedule.
2021 North Words Panel Topics
Caged and Creative:
Writing through the Pandemic
We’re still here:
Decolonizing readers through Indigenous literary voices.
Speaking to an existential threat:
Whether to rally the troops or reform the skeptics when writing about climate science.
Storytelling as medicine:
Catching stories to heal the world.
The writer’s role in the age of disinformation and upheaval:
Facing pandemics, politics, and other disasters, and setting the story straight.
Writing enlightening biography:
How to bring people back to life.
Jack London’s long shadow:
Disputing and transforming the legacy of racism in American literature.
Writing to the disparity:
Acknowledging class and race in our writing voices.
WORKSHOP ON CHARACTER: Pathways to your chosen people.
WORKSHOP ON MEMOIR: Memoir, memory, and the search for truth.
WORKSHOP ON POETRY: TBA
There also will be time for one-on-one consultations with many of the faculty.