Reading Proust Slowly

with Liza Birnbaum

Genres: Fiction, Reading, Novel

Online

Intermediate

8 Sessions

Start Date: October 2, 2023
End Date: December 4, 2023
No Class: (skip days) 10/30/23, 11/20/23
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

What can writers today learn from Swann's Way? In this class, we'll spend eight weeks with the first volume of Marcel Proust's novel In Search of Lost Time, allowing ourselves to linger on the byzantine sentences, vivid descriptions, and surprising humor of Lydia Davis's translation. We'll cultivate practices of reading deliberately and with craft in mind, and we'll think together about how the book's intriguing structure and stories might inspire our own work. Expect lively conversation and optional weekly prompts!

No class dates: 10/30/23, 11/20/23

Payment 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

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