Writing About Past Travels

with Monika Sengul-Jones

Genres: Nonfiction, Essay

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 24, 2024
End Date: March 6, 2024
No Class: (skip days) 2/14/2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10 pm - 9:10 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves," famous words from travel writer Pico Iyer. Let's take that second journey: Visit your inward passages by writing a travel essay about past travels. Pack your memories, memorabilia, journal entries, library cards, and beloved dreams. We'll spend six weeks dissecting various structures of travel essays while writing our own. The determined will complete a full draft to pitch for publication; all will enjoy the views from retrospect.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • This class includes:
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

No class on 2/14/2024

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
Monika Sengul-Jones

Monika Sengul-Jones

she/her, they/them

Monika Sengul-Jones (she/her), PhD, is an independent writer and scholar based in Seattle, WA, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. She has a doctorate in Communication and Science & Technology Studies and an MA in Gender Studies. She has taught at University of Washington, UC San Diego, and Central European University; she was the inaugural co-managing editor of Catalyst, a feminist technoscience journal. Her research and original reporting on technologies, civic media, and intersectional feminism have been supported by Art+Feminism, European Journalism Centre, OCLC, Knight Foundation, WikiCred, and Wikimedia Foundation. She is at work on a debut novel that takes on the geographies of pollution and inheritance of trauma. As an instructor, she encourages students to take risks by listening, following ideas, and naming the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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