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“Black history is Black horror.”
Writing horror is back! Thanks to a new wave of diverse storytellers, the once-abandoned literary genre now defies expectation and convention. No longer an exclusively white male genre, We Were Always Here: Horror Writing for Women of Color provides an introduction to the genre with textural support from authors, films, and mythos.
This two-day intensive allows writers to first learn about horror and its subgenres, then explore fears unique to women of color when telling our own compelling stories of those certain monsters, ancestral and newly discovered. Students will receive writing prompts and recommended horror media relevant to the coursework. They will also write a draft of a short horror story and have an opportunity to brainstorm ideas and receive in-class feedback.
The audience for this course is beginner and intermediate POC, WOC, and LGTBQA+ horror fans interested in horror writing.
All class meetings will be held via Zoom. The link to join your Zoom classroom will be provided on the morning of your class. Please check spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation upon registration. For more information on how to download or use Zoom, please click here.
Malissa White is an indie comics and short story writer, reviewer and producer from Los Angeles, CA. Her works include the comic NIGHTMARE with Scout Comics, SOUNDBOX with Kamikaze Animated's SHORT CIRCUIT Anthology, and short horror story "Vessel" with a podcast production by Black Women Are Scary and published in written format on midnight & indigo. Her reviews and essays can be found on Comicon, The Valkyries Blog and the Eisner winning comic magazine, Panel x Panel. When not writing, she watches horror movies, reads tarot, and drinks too much coffee. Follow her everywhere @Malissifent.