Creating Characters of Color

2022 January | Craft

WHEN: January 22, 2022 – 1pm Eastern|12pm Central|11am Mountain|10am Pacific via Zoom

Course Description:

How do we write with sensitivity and nuance about characters that are Culturally/Racially/Ethnically different from ourselves?

In this class we’ll explore issues around writing characters of color, point out pitfalls, and discuss guidelines. You’ll take away writing craft and process techniques to increase your sensitivity and help you create characters that are both respectful and compelling.

About the Instructor:

Alex Sanchez has published ten novels, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” RAINBOW BOYS and Lambda Award-winning SO HARD TO SAY. His novel BAIT won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award. YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN, Alex’s graphic novel, came out from DC Comics. His latest book, THE GREATEST SUPERPOWER came out in 2021. Find out more at: