Roxane Gay knows the power of the written word. On Thursday, she joined a roster of art and industry luminaries to teach a MasterClass on writing for social change. The classes mostly focus on prose — fiction and nonfiction — but people who write in other genres can learn from them too, said Gay in a video interview Thursday. The MasterClass is divided into 20 chapters, each video between three and 15 minutes long, that students can watch in increments or one continuous binge. It means mentoring younger writers, sharing instead of hoarding opportunities. Consistency is key.
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He was Harris, who divided his time between Atlanta and Fayetteville, Ark. After receiving a spate of rejection letters, Harris self-published his novel. It was portraying it before the mainstream knew what that term was. And he really connected with the every-day person, and so his readings were like family reunions.
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