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Creative Writing Scribes GRADES 9-12

Explore the elements of poetry and prose in this two-week camp. We’ll take a “virtual field trip” to Northwest Film Forum and then make our own video poems, travel through our screens to Frida Khalo’s house and an underground cave, and re-imagine our own spaces. Our writing will range to fantasy, poetry of witness, and erasure poems. Guest visits from literary luminaries Reagan Jackson, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, and Angel Nafis will embolden our work. Come join us for a truly special two-week experience, build community and create. All skill levels welcome.

This camp will be held online using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom.

Full tuition for this camp is $750

90% tuition is $675 

60% tuition is $450 

30% tuition is $225 

If you’d like to pay on the sliding scale, or make a donation for another student to attend Scribes, please call 206-322-7030 or email youth@hugohouse.org to register. Full scholarships are also available by application.

Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock and Sara Brickman

Grade: 9-12

Location: ONLINE

Duration: Two weeks

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 07/20/2020

End Date: 07/31/2020

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Karen Finneyfrock and Sara Brickman

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

Sara Brickman is a queer Jewish author, performer, and community organizer from Ann Arbor, MI. The winner of the Split This Rock Poetry Prize, Sara has received grants and scholarships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Yiddish Book Center, Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, and more. She is a BOAAT Writers Fellow and the recipient of the Ken Warfel Fellowship for Poetry in Community. Sara’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Adriot, BOAAT, The Indiana Review, Muzzle Magazine, and the anthologies The Dead Animal Handbook and Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls. A nationally renowned performer, she has collaborated with musicians Mary Lambert, Hollis Wong-Wear, and Led To Sea. Sara received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she taught poetry and rhetoric, and currently teaches with Writers-in-the-Schools and other community arts organizations. She lives in Seattle with her partner and her cat Latke.

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