Writing About Other People

with Kristi Coulter

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay

Online

Introductory, Intermediate

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 16, 2024
End Date: February 20, 2024
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

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In memoir, writing about other people is unavoidable, challenging, and yes, often scary. But there are ways to do it skillfully, ethically, and (relatively!) fearlessly. We'll explore them in this generative class via lecture segments, discussion of assigned readings, and lots of practice, with opportunities for informal class and instructor feedback. You'll leave with at least five new drafts, plus your own set of personal "policies" for writing about others. Suitable for beginner to intermediate students.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given. The peer and instructor feedback is informal—quick responses to sharing of in-class writing, not workshop-style.
  • 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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