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Scribes at Youngstown

Scribes is coming to West Seattle! Together with Karen and Sara, Scribes will use creative writing to build and nourish rich internal worlds while engaging with one another in a fun summer camp atmosphere. Scribes will participate in arts-driven field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of styles, forms, and writers. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock and Sara Brickman

Grade: 9-12

Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

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 – 4:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 20

Early Bird pricing is $25 off through 03/31/2020 so register now!

$725.00 $750.00 Early Bird General Price:

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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