Fiction, Novel, Short Story

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: June 8, 2023
  • End Date: June 8, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory, Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Help! I Have a Fear of Fiction!

Are you confused about how to "make things happen?" It's easier than you think! This class is a three-hour playground of generative writing geared in particular to poets and nonfiction writers who want to tell a story but are terrified of things like "plot," "action," and something called "raising the stakes." We'll play with lies, write a story out of almost nothing, and experiment with magical realism. You'll come out with a story. Maybe two!

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie Barbé Hammer


Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She is the author of two poetry collections, two novels, a novelette, and a how to write magical realism craft book. She is a founding member of Whidbey Island Indivisible, a member of the Anti-Racism work group at Congregation Kol Ami, and she is an elder ally to the United Student Leaders at Whidbey High School. She teaches creative writing at Hugo House and at the Inlandia Institute.