The Politics of Ethical Writing

When Sep 23, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where University Writing Center in Ekstrom Library
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A round table discussion hosted by the University Writing Center Creative Writing Group 

Guest Writers: Minda Reves, Eric Shoemaker, Dr. Sarah Strickley, and Jim Warner 

When: Monday, September 23th, 5-6pm

Where: University Writing Center in Ekstrom Library

Open to the public & all are encouraged to participate


Creative writing is often described as an outlet for self-expression or means of escape, but when in being mindful of the current political climate, we sometimes find ourselves faced with questions such as:


  • What are the consequences of word choice and descriptive language?
  • How do we ethically create stories, poems, or essays that explore topics such as race, class, or immigration?
  • How, and to what extent, do we articulate our values in our creative work?


This round table discussion will feature four working Louisville writers who will share their experience navigating politically charged subjects in their respective genres. Their stories and experiences will serve as a launching off point for everyone to ask questions and consider the challenges they face in their own work.