In this workshop we will discuss writing the Other. We will talk about what drove me to create the workshop, the ways MFAs fail many of their students, how to go about doing research, and things like sensitivity readers, the use of language/slang/accents, addressing positionality, and understanding the psychogeography of our characters. Then we will discuss how to use positionality while writing those different from you and how to incorporate societal and cultural elements like language, music, and food into your work. We will also talk about cultural appropriation and the problems of physicality in relation to the Other. Lastly, we will discuss how to shatter the idea of monolithic Otherness and the issue of comparing skin color to food.