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Scribes will be surrounded by the labyrinth of artistic treasures the Henry Art Gallery has to offer. Together with Greg and Samar, Scribes will engage dynamically with a wide range of creative writing and participate in quality programming that includes arts-driven filed trips, experimental forms, collaborative pieces. Whether your bag is creating poetry, comics, characters, or short prose, you’ll find something to connect with and something new to try in this multi-genre exploration of craft and words. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work, and all will contribute to a handmade anthology zine collecting selected work. All skill levels welcome.
Location: Henry Art Gallery/Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Duration: Two Weeks
Term: Scribes 2019
Start Date: 08/05/2019
End Date: 08/16/2019
Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maximum Class Size: 18
$750.00 General Price:
Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.
Greg Stump was a regular contributor for more than a decade to The Comics Journal (as a journalist and critic) and The Stranger (as a cartoonist and illustrator). His work in comics includes the weekly strip Dwarf Attack and the comic book series Urban Hipster, a co-creation with David Lasky that was nominated for a Harvey and Ignatz award. Most recently, Fantagraphics released his graphic novel debut Disillusioned Illusions in 2015 through the publisher's FU Press imprint. An adjunct lecturer at Seattle University and a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts & Lectures, he has been teaching comics to students of all ages for close to two decades.