• Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 28, 2023
  • End Date: January 28, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $150.00
  • Member Price: $135.00

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What a Powerful Sentence Looks Like

In this workshop, we will discuss the construction of unforgettable sentences. Using examples from Toni Morrison, Garth Greenwell, and many others, we will look at how to put together a single thought, a string of thoughts, or in some cases an entire constellation of ideas and emotions in the space between two periods. We will then generate our own sentences to share in the second half of the class. Instructor's personal feedback provided on up to 3,000 words. Submission of work is optional.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad


Omar El Akkad is an award-winning journalist and author whose debut novel, American War, was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire, and was selected by the BBC as one of a hundred novels that changed our world. His second novel, What Strange Paradise, won the Giller Prize and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.