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Hugo House Collaboration Series [Sierra Nelson]

For more than seventeen years, poet and multidisciplinary artist Sierra Nelson has been collaboratively writing, performing, teaching, and engaging in creative conversation with fellow writers and artists as a core part of her practice. This series of collaboratively taught classes…

DIY Publishing Series [Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson]

This series outlines everything a writer needs to know to become an author and publisher. We will demystify the publication process, presenting details you need to navigate it successfully. Learn how to choose a successful path to publication, find and…

When Memory Doesn’t Serve

How do we write about the incoherent in memoir? Say, those moments we weren’t conscious or got lost in the thrall? (I’m talking to you, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.”) How do we recover material from the foggy times…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Sonya

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Start Date: 8/5/2015 – 5:00 PM
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Take-Away Poems

Witness the transformation of your poetry from Word documents into custom-designed typeset broadsides. Leave with two of your own handheld poetry broadsides. If possible, students should bring laptops.

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: John Berry and JT Stewart

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

DIY Publishing Series: Author as Producer

During the first half of this seminar, learn how to prepare your text file for successful conversion to an e-book. Review the basic skills and tools you will need to create an e-pub or Mobi file (the Kindle format). If…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 10:00 AM

Writing the Rorschach Zine

Pareidolia is what allows us to see a man in the moon, figures in constellations, and clouds in our coffee. It inspired Leonardo da Vinci and is at the root of the Rorschach inkblot test. We will produce an impressive…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Rachael Harper and Sierra Nelson

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

The “Modern Love” Story

There are few places where writers at any level have a chance to reach an audience of millions. The New York Times’s Modern Love column is such a place. We’ll read and study favorite Modern Love columns in addition to…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Nicole Hardy

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

Crafting Line Breaks

Jack Spicer writes: “Break / Your poem / Like you would cut a grapefruit.” We will consider the line break in all its glory. When should we break a line? How does a line hold tension? How does a space…

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Jane Wong

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Start Date: 8/9/2015 – 1:00 PM

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