Museum as Muse: A Hybrid Class
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
We’ll explore three intimate-scaled Seattle museums—the Frye, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Henry. We’ll visit the museums on our own, convening on Zoom to workshop the poems and short prose these trips inspire. One session will be held outdoors at Volunteer Park. Expect prompts, instructor feedback, pop-up extras. The Henry and Seattle Asian Art Museum charge admission; the Frye is free. Links to collections will be sent to those who prefer to be entirely digital. Text will include How it Was with Scotland by Joan Fiset (Ravenna Press).
Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 – 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.
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