Writing About Past Travels
Genres: Nonfiction, Essay
Open to all levels
"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
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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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