For those interested in writing to make a difference, I want to let you know of two opportunities (sorry about the last minute notice--I've been meaning to post this for ages)...
--My friend, Naomi Benaron, whose incredible novel, Running the Rift, won the 2010 Bellwether Prize and will be published by Algonquin in 2012, is teaching an online short fiction class, Witness: Writing the Fine Line of Trauma. Naomi is an amazing, compassionate writer and teacher, and will help you write that which is unspeakable.
--I am guest editing the annual print issue of Magnolia Journal, which features socially engaged poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by women. The deadline is December 30--two days from now!--so if you have work that interacts with and challenges social injustices, please send it soon.
Thanks so much! Here's to writing to change the world!