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Advanced Poetry Workshop

As John Donne said, “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.” We’ll make and workshop new poems out…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Kary Wayson

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Start Date: 10/27/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Six Keys to Nonfiction Prose

Six weeks, six keys. Each week, we’ll explore one essential element of creative nonfiction: story arc, first-person narrator, strong characters, compelling theme, and inspiration to keep writing. Short readings by James Baldwin, Jo Ann Beard, Zora Neale Hurston, Annie Dillard,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Wendy Call

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Start Date: 10/27/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Read, Write, Repeat: Writing Short Stories

The short story is considered the most challenging fiction form. Fortunately the methods for learning its craft are simple: read and write. A lot. We’ll split our time between our own work and close study of writers such as Anton…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Paul Michel

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Start Date: 10/28/2014 – 5:00 PM
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Novel Immersion

Every November, writers around the world race to complete 50,000 words, the goal of participants in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In six weeks, you’ll set course for writing a novel, which you can pursue at your own pace. Through…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald

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Start Date: 10/28/2014 – 7:00 PM
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The Poetry Collection

If a poem is a mystery, then a collection of poetry is an enigmatic puzzle; a mystical weaving of associations, ideas, themes, images, and words. We’ll examine six contemporary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated poetry collections including Sharon Olds’s, Ted Kooser’s, and Tracy…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Janie Miller

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 7:00 PM

The Fiction Workshop

Many students of fiction say they learn more by workshopping others than when their own work is up for critique. If you have some drafts you don’t know what to do with and want to learn by giving others helpful feedback,…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Anca Szilágyi

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Start Date: 10/29/2014 – 7:00 PM

Generating New Poems

Through a series of targeted exercises and reading an array of poets, we’ll work on generating new poems. We’ll discuss the elements of poetry (phanopoeia, melopoeia, and logopoeia) and issues of craft. Our goal will be to have several completed…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Judith Roche

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Start Date: 10/30/2014 – 7:00 PM
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7×7 Ways to Write, with Seattle7Writers

Seven acclaimed authors will each share seven things that have helped them achieve success. Join us for this eclectic and illuminating series for all levels of writer. Bring only yourself and your writing tools. The different sessions are: 7 Ways…

Course Type: 7 Week  |   Instructor: Various

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Start Date: 10/30/2014 – 5:00 PM
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