Delight, Wonder, Gratitude, Joy

with Gabriela Denise Frank

Genres: Nonfiction

Online

Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: November 21, 2022
End Date: December 12, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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“Be a vessel of rigorous sweetness,” the poet Ross Gay encourages us. When delight, gratitude, wonder, and joy become the lens, everything we contemplate, including grief and loss, holds instruction for rigorous sweetness. In this generative class, the works of Ross Gay, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ocean Vuong, and Robin Wall Kimmerer will inspire us as we write into deeply felt experiences, interweaving humor with vulnerability, memory with revelation, darkness with bright. Focused on nonfiction.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank

she/her

Gabriela Denise Frank is a Pacific Northwest writer, editor, and creative writing instructor. Her essays, interviews, and fiction, explore identity, feminism, aging, belonging, creative practice, and ancestors. Her work appears in True Story, HAD, Poetry Northwest, Pembroke, DIAGRAM, Hunger Mountain, Bayou, Baltimore Review, The Normal School, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her essay “BAD DATE” was named a Notable Essay of 2020 by Best American Essays. Gabriela’s work is supported by grants, fellowships, and residencies from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Civita Institute, Centrum, Invoking the Pause, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Marble House, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, and Willapa Bay. In 2009, she enrolled in her first Hugo House class, which reignited her writing life. Off the page, her literary art installations and performances transform stories into multisensory experiences. Her writing is rooted in place and landscape, a result of her career in architecture and urban design in the western United States. An advocate for public arts and artists, she serves as an arts commissioner for the City of Burien, on the arts advisory committee of 4Culture, and as creative nonfiction editor for Crab Creek Review. For more information go to gabrieladenisefrank.com.

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