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Keep the Channel Open: A Generative Prose Workshop

with Liza Birnbaum

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

In Person

Open to all levels

10 Sessions

Start Date: October 3, 2023
End Date: December 12, 2023
No Class: (skip days) 10/31/2023
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 16 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $432.00
General Price: $480.00

This nontraditional workshop will prioritize generating new writing and building a friendly, mutually accountable community. We'll use the fundamentals of workshop in new ways: craft discussions will be based on participants' influences and inspirations, and large and small-group work-sharing will be structured around supportive, conversational practices. Throughout, we'll use weekly writing assignments, playfulness, and rigorous reflection to "keep the channel open," as Martha Graham put it. Open to fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre writers at all levels.

No class dates: 10/31/2023

ÔĽŅPayment plans are available for this class. Please email education@hugohouse.org to get a payment plan started.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum

she/her/hers

Liza Birnbaum's writing has appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Tammy, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and teaches at Hugo House, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington's Robinson Center. She's been awarded residencies from Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture and Fishtrap. For more of Liza go to lizabirnbaum.com

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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