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Chapter: CTRWA College Online Workshop
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A CTRWA College Online Workshop
The Critical Lens
Taught by LaQuette
January 6 – February 3, 2020
This class will be four weeks long and consist of lessons by the instructor and discussion among the participants. It will be moderated by a member of CTRWA.
The Critical Lens
Writing outside of your personal, generational, or cultural experience can be a treacherous road to travel for today's author. Even with the best intentions, it's easy to create problematic or harmful content when you're unaware of what you don't know. Learn how to use literary criticism to view your work through an alternative lens. By using literary frameworks, you can gain insight into alternative perspectives that can help you identify and eliminate problematic and harmful content before you publish.
LaQuette is a romance author of bold, provocative love stories featuring multicultural characters. Her writing style brings intellect to the drama. She often crafts emotionally epic, fantastical tales that are deeply pigmented by reality's paintbrush. Her novels are filled with a unique mixture of savvy, sarcastic, brazen, and unapologetically sexy characters who are confident in their right to appear on the page.
She is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance. LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.
Writing—her escape from everyday madness— has always been a friend and source of comfort. At the age of sixteen, she read her first romance novel and realized the genre was missing something: people that looked and lived like her. As a result, her characters and settings are always designed to provide positive representations of people of color and various marginalized communities.
She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on
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Cost: $50 CTRWA, Charter Oak, and CoLoNY Members, $60 Non-Members
We look forward to you joining us for this timely and important class!
1/6/2020 9:00 AM - 2/3/2020 9:00 AM
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