Intersectionality: Manuscript Workshop (10 weeks) TUESDAYS 12-2PM (HST) January 18-March 22


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Dates: January 18-March 22 Tuesdays

Time: 12-2PM (HST) 2-4PM (PST)  3-5PM (MST)  4-6PM (CST)  5-7PM (EST)


10 sessions for $1000

Partial scholarships and payment plans available.

Enrollment: 12

The goal of this multi-genre workshop is to work towards the completion of a manuscript with the support of women who believe in your journey as a writer. This workshop honors your voice and is a place to receive feedback for the narrative that only you can write, the story(ies) that you are meant to tell.  Your project may be a book of essays, short stories, or a longer work-in-progress, and is designed to benefit those with a specific project.  With helpful comments and the polishing of craft skills, you will write to the best of your ability. Your story is significant, and you and your peers agree to help each other write emotional truths on the page—fiction or non-fiction. While there will be assigned texts, there is no writing during class time. All writers will be workshopped at least twice in class (dependent on cohort size it can be more) and receive one-on-one time with the instructor. 

Admittance to this workshop is by instructor approval only. Please contact Dr. Stephanie Han (writer@drstephaniehan) for information about submitting a writing sample for the Intersectionality and scheduling a brief interview.


  • HOMEGOING by Toni Ann Johnson
  • IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Machado

GUEST: Toni Ann Johnson


  • THE MANGO BRIDE by Marivi Soliven Blanco
  • WE HEREBY REFUSE by Tamiko Nimura and Frank Abe; artwork by Ross Ishikawa and Matt Sasaki
  • HEART RADICAL by Anne Liu Kellor

GUEST: Marivi Soliven Blanco and Anne Liu Kellor


  • THE BODY PAPERS by Grace Talusan
  • WILLOW WEEP FOR ME by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
  • A CURIOUS LAND by Susan Muaddi Darraj


  • WHAT WE CARRY by Maya Shanbhag Lang
  • DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES (Counterpoint Press edition) by Vanessa Hua 
  • ATLAS OF REDS AND BLUES by Devi S. Laskar

GUEST: Vanessa Hua


  1. Lilly U. Nguyen

    This class gave me the strength and courage to step onto the page without reservation, without fear. This class helped to quell that vicious inner critic. I loved sharing my drafts with other fellow WOC writers. I loved reading and sharing at this raw and unrefined stage. Dr. Han does a wonderful job of creating a warm and safe environment for all of us to share and I have made friendships that I hope to sustain me through my writing life. The course gets into the nitty gritty of craft and structure and the difficutl challenges of keeping a regular writing practice. I will be taking this course again.

  2. Carol Moeller

    I just completed the spring 2021 version of Stephanie Han’s Intersectionality: Manuscript Workshop – the second of many, as I found Steph’s workshops to be magical – empowering, community-building, writing in solidarity, learning, breakthrough, creative spaces. Impossible to explain – you must experience these yourself. Stephanie Han values women’s voices with every fiber of her being. In each workshop, we were writing across genres, with different levels of experience and confidence. Yet I easily found a home in each workshop, lifted to new levels of writing. Steph values our writing and helped us move it forward. I saw great growth in my writing and in myself as a writer, and in my fellow writers. Deep. Priceless.

  3. Grace

    Stephanie really meets each individual woman in this workshop in their own place in their writing career and manuscript. This workshop was such a supportive and empowering experience, and I think a lot of that had to do with the tone she sets as the teacher. I truly benefitted from her insights and encouragement!

  4. Catherine A. John

    This was an excellent course. I am an academic who has mostly done other styles of writing. This was my second straight course in a row with Dr. Stephanie Han. What did I like about the course? It was intimate. The rules of engagement were clear. She stuck to the rules of engagement which created respect and trust amongst the participants, even those of us who had no previous experience or knowledge of each other. She is both encouraging and gives strong suggestions for improvement without being either patronizing or strident. This helps those of us who are new writers, writing about personal and sensitive material. I am hoping to take other classes with her in the future.

  5. Leslie Portela

    Stephanie Han is a game-changer – I have taken two of her classes and my writing has improved and is more consistent. Unlike other writing workshops and programs, Han focuses on both the craft of writing and READING like a writer. The latter proves invaluable to a writer. I highly recommend Han’s Classes.

  6. sujatha raman

    I was part of the Spring cohort 2021 of this workshop which quickly became the highlight of my week. It was a wonderful, creative kipuka in my landscape of work and personal obligations and nourished me for the rest of the week. It also emboldened me to think of myself as a writer and to take my writing seriously. Stephanie is very encouraging, down to earth and caring. She and the participants gave me feedback that is still useful and which have influenced the shape and structure of my stories.

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