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ENGL 4008 Writing as Social Action (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

“You write to change the world, knowing. . .that you probably can’t,. . .The world changes according to how people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way. . . people look at reality, you can change it.” —James Baldwin

This writing workshop explores how writing creates change within nonprofit organizations and the wider world. The class will partner with Cambridge’s Homeless Empowerment Project to practice grant writing, press releases, and social media writing. To explore activism, students will create projects to raise awareness about a social issue. Students will read, research, draft, revise, edit and circulate advocacy-based writing.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Paula Mathieu

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17