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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Open to women-identified writers

A writing sensitivity and inclusivity panel discussion, with Teresa Jusino, Yi Shun Lai, Marie-Francoise Theodore, and Petrea Burchard - a hugely important panel and group discussion on “Writing with Inclusion and Sensitivity.”

We’re excited to have four essential, culturally diverse members of SGVWW share their viewpoints on this invaluable topic. Yi Shun Lai, Marie-Françoise Theodore, Teresa Jusino, and Petrea Burchard will discuss the importance and necessity of writing more inclusively and with sensitivity. We will start by defining cultural appropriation, and discuss why it’s necessary to create inclusive characters that don’t fall into tokenism or appropriative or stereotypical territory. We’ll also discuss the broader topic of whether to write outside of our experience, to create characters outside of our own ethnicity or background in the first place. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, novels, or scholarship, there’s so much to be gained from this discussion and our panelists.

Yi Shun Lai is a co-publisher and co-editor of the Tahoma Literary Review, a paying literary magazine. 

Marie-Françoise Theodore is an Interdisciplinary artist working as an actor, writer, and director in film, television and theatre. 

Teresa Jusino is a writer/producer, HBIC of Pomonok Entertainment, Assistant Editor of The Mary Sue, and the writer of your future favorite TV show.

Petrea Burchard is a writer, editor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator who believes that asking dumb questions is better than not asking questions at all.

Please join us for this very important workshop, and to network and meet fellow local writers. Come early so that you may get breakfast and settle in before starting time. 

Earlier Event: February 11
Rattle Poetry Series