Using Strange Words to Inspire Unusual Writing

with Kimberly Lee

Genres: Fiction, The Writing Life, Short Story

Online

Introductory

1 Session

Start Date: November 4, 2023
End Date: November 4, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Words are a writer's currency. Add to your stash in this workshop, where we'll explore a wide variety of lost, unusual, and untranslatable words, transforming them into inspiration for extraordinary writing. We'll experience how playing with and employing these words and their meanings can take our writing in new, different, and unexpected directions, resulting in deliciously fresh flash fiction or the rich, gorgeous beginnings of a longer story. The session includes a brief collage activity as the basis for imaginative writing.

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

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

She/her/hers

Kimberly Lee left the practice of law some years ago to focus on motherhood, community work, and creative pursuits. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Davis School of Law, she is certified as a workshop facilitator by the Center for Journal Therapy, the Center for Intentional Creativity, SoulCollage®, and Amherst Writers & Artists, and serves on the board of directors of the latter. A former editor and regular contributor at Literary Mama, she has also served on the staff of Carve and F(r)iction magazines. Kimberly’s stories and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Minerva Rising, LA Parent, Fresh Ink, Words and Whispers, Toyon, The Ekphrastic Review, Wow! Women on Writing, Read650, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere. Her manuscript was a semi-finalist in Simon and Schuster’s 2022 Books Like Us First Novel Contest. Kimberly trusts in the magic and mystery of miracles and synchronicity, and believes that everyone is creative and has unique gifts to share. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.

Website: www.kimberlylee.me

Instagram: @klcreatrix

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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