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The Critical Lens with LaQuette
February 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm$20.00 – $25.00
WCYR welcomes LaQuette!
LaQuette will be helping us to address diversity in our writing from a critical lens regardless of our chosen genres.
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 theory and 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 writes sexy, stylish, and sensational romance. That means she writes sentimental and steamy stories (like Hallmark movies, but with a lot of sex) featuring at least one main character who always keeps it cute.
This Brooklyn native writes unapologetically bold, character-driven stories. Her novels feature diverse ensemble casts who are confident in their right to appear on the page.
If she’s not writing, she’s probably trying on or looking for her next great makeup find. Contact her at https://dot.cards/laquette.
LaQuette is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award winner & the 2016 Write Touch Readers Award winner. 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 living their best lives and experiencing joy.
This event will take place on the Zoom platform. The link will be sent to you in advance of the event.
Click on + to add a ticket when on the order form. Price is discounted for WCYR and WCDR members. All welcome.
This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with attendees for their personal use for a limited time.
- Allison Hannah