Fiction, Nonfiction

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 22, 2023
  • End Date: March 22, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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We, You and I: Collective First Person

First-person plural stories can give voice to the previously invisible, compelling writers to offer their own version of identity beyond a perceived, privileged mainstream. But what makes us so uncomfortable about the first-person plural? We resist collective or group identity because we think of ourselves as individuals, not communities or coalitions. In this generative course, we’ll examine practical issues of the collective first person and narrative distance. Each class will include short discussion, writing prompts, and writing time.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Piper Lane

Piper Lane

Piper Lane is a writer, teacher, and fisherman from Homer, Alaska. She holds an MFA from UW Seattle. Both a Hugo House fellow alum and a Hedgebrook alum, her work can be found in PANK, Fourth River, Territory, and elsewhere. For more information go to or follow on Twitter: thealaskanwitch and Instagram: piper__l.