Classes

Essay, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 22, 2023
  • End Date: March 12, 2023
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $395.00
  • Member Price: $355.50

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When the Color Blue Was Born

Awaken your senses and writing life using color as the prismatic approach. We’ll expand our synesthetic palette and experiment with unusual generative writing prompts across the rainbow to create a portfolio of new work. Our inspiration will pull from science, art, literature, and fresh observations, slanted toward poetry but open to all genres. Most writing will be done in class with some observational homework. By the end, you’ll have a bouquet of new drafts. Optional feedback conference at the end.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson

she/her

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include the forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and the chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more information go to: songsforsquid.tumblr.com.