Releasing Your Voice through Creative Writing
Eugene Ware said: All glory comes from daring to begin; to dare greatly, says Brene Brown. This class offers experience, ideas, and shared readings as we begin to begin, to start our stories in a variety of genre. By the end of this course, students should be able to have a good draft of whatever they're writing with an opportunity for public reading. Writing is an adventure that inspires and motivates. Students will be supported throughout this process. Creativity means resourceful, our birthright, and we'll write together in the context of our times and culture.
Author, LGBT historian, and playwright Dr. Ronni Sanlo is the Director Emeritus of the UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (LGBT) Center and a frequent keynote speaker and consultant on LGBT issues in Higher Education. Now retired, Dr. Sanlo directed the UCLA LGBT Center, was professor and director of the UCLA Masters of Education in Student Affairs, and was a Faculty in Residence. Prior to coming to UCLA in 1997, Dr. Sanlo was the director of the LGBT Center at the University of Michigan. Ronni continues to research and write with a focus on LGBT history which is the foundation for the award-winning documentary Letter to Anita. While Ronni has many academic publications, her post-retirement books include her memoir The Purple Golf Cart: The Misadventures of a Lesbian Grandma and an historical novel about the last five months of WWII entitled The Soldier, the Avatar, and the Holocaust. Her writing now includes Readers’ Theater plays with LGBT themes such as Sing, Meadowlark and Dear Anita Bryant: The Play.