Writing about Music

with Kristi Coulter

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay

Online

Introductory, Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: January 31, 2024
End Date: February 21, 2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $237.60
General Price: $264.00

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," the saying goes. But what's wrong with dancing about architecture? In this generative class, we'll use the work of writers like Rick Moody, Jessica Hopper, and Hanif Abdurraqib as models for writing vividly, precisely, and relatably about the music we love (or hate, or love to hate). You'll come away with new skills, at least four new beginnings of a personal essay or memoir, and possibly even a new favorite band.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given. Feedback is informal—quick responses to writing done in class.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
  • This class includes:
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter

She/her

Kristi Coulter is author of Nothing Good Can Come From This and the forthcoming Exit Interview. Her work appears in The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Elle, and elsewhere. She has taught at Hugo House and the University of Washington. Go to www.kristicoulter.com for more information.

Social Media: @KristiCCCoulter (Twitter and Instagram) 

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