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Beg, Borrow, and Steal

All Levels | Writers are panhandlers, leeches, and thieves. We snitch words from here and there, keep our eyes on the ground until a gleaming one gets dropped, and lift them from one world to use in another. There are many ways to find words to enrich our writing and to use them outside the contexts in which we found them. During this workshop, we’ll explore ways to borrow and steal words from places you might not expect, and learn techniques to make them our own.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Miranda Weiss

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/19/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$81.00 Member Price:
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$90.00 General Price:

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Miranda Weiss

Miranda Weiss is the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller. Her science and nature writing have been published by The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Post, Alaska Magazine, and REI, and her work has been anthologized in This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, which the New York Times called “far-reaching and compelling.” Her essay, “A Fleeting Resource: In Praise of the Deep Cold,” was recognized as Notable by Best American Essays, and her work has been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the University of Alaska. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Homer, Alaska where she explores tidepools, maintains a large garden, keeps chickens, harvests wild greens, and fills the freezer each summer with salmon.

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