Write Around the Corner - Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions Series
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Writing for Change
Facilitator: Lisa Rocklin
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Open to: All Genders 16+
"It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Join us as we explore how Cincinnati's pre-Civil War history, geography, and society influenced writer and twenty-year resident Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
After touring the Beecher family home with a docent-led presentation, we will consider Beecher Stowe's process in crafting a story to promote empathy for the American slave experience that fueled social change. Writing prompts will guide participants in their own journey to discover, question, and understand more about this pivotal time in our shared history.
Each program in this special series of Write Around the Corner combines reflective writing with a viewing experience that highlights various cultural traditions. From October 2018 to October 2019, ten collaborative programs will be held, generally at the locations of partner organizations. Each program will focus on an exhibit, performance, play, collection, film, or other cultural representation.
The viewing experiences and suggested writing prompts are designed to be thought-provoking for written exploration. Writing offers an opportunity to deepen the experience, as does the discussion that follows the writing time. The goal of this series is to explore and consider a variety of cross cultural expressions, and to foster deeper understanding and awareness of different racial, ethnic and cultural traditions.