A writer and publishing professional reflects on her decision to leave an MFA program, and how academic and workshop language can be used to reify the invisible structures that suppress marginalized communities.
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In her new dystopian novel, The Book of Joan, Lidia Yuknavitch takes readers to a not-so-distant future, where the earth has been ravaged by war, a dictator has taken over, and humanity’s best hope for survival is a reimagined Joan of Arc.
Writing about trauma is sometimes called “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths.
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