Classes

Essay, Nonfiction

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 6, 2023
  • End Date: March 20, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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The Philosophy of Writing the Future

The way we remember the past is much like the way we imagine a future. Both are creative acts; both occur in a realm of mental activity composed of possibilities called "the virtual." When it comes to the past, the virtual tells us what could have been; for the future, it tells us what could be. This class introduces writers to philosophical ways of thinking and writing about what is always arriving: the future.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, the Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.