Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 8, 2023
  • End Date: August 29, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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I Ate That: Food as Personal History

This generative workshop explores the food of our lives as a way of mapping our personal history. We'll write about childhood cravings, fad diets, comfort foods, overpriced groceries, tantalizing take-out, exhilarating exotica, and more through a series of micro narratives (300 words or less) and prose poems. You'll finish the workshop with several short pieces, plus an appetite for more.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Darien Hsu Gee

Darien Hsu Gee


Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. In 2022, she served as executive editor for Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World. In 2021, her collection of micro essays, Allegiance, received the Bronze IPPY award (Essays). Her poetry chapbook, Other Small Histories, won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award, judged by Patricia Smith. In 2015, she received the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of Excellence for her nonfiction book, Writing the Hawaiʻi Memoir. Darien lives with her family on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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