Creative Writing for Social Designers
Fridays 7:00 – 9:00 pm 4 sessions only (2/19/21, 2/26/21, 3/12/21, 3/26/21)
Instructor: Kate Reed Petty
The maxim that all change begins with language is true in the visual arts to the same extent that it is anywhere else. Yet social impact designers — who make their professional careers developing initiatives that change lives, often with enormous public consequence — are often not taught how to write. Both the design and social innovation fields are rife with argot and clichés that deaden 16/SIG meaning instead of uncovering it. The goal of this class is to give social designers access to the power of creative writing in order to more fully understand themselves, and combine that self-knowledge with writing that will infect and inspire their audiences.