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Building Plot and Character through Place

All Levels | There are stories that create place so palpably you can feel it scratch the souls of your feet—where setting is not just a literary device or decorative prop, but a dynamic feature, where each valley is imbued with meaning and memory. In this class, we will look at examples of how writers of fiction and nonfiction use setting to advance story, hone our own powers of observation and description, and galvanize our experience by sharing some writing of our own.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Naseem Rakha

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 04/24/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 25

$81.00 Member Price:
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Naseem Rakha

Naseem Rakha is an award winning author and journalist. She has been the recipient of AP awards for her writing on the environment, and she was awarded the Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an essay about her month long winter journey down the Grand Canyon. Her novel, The Crying Tree has been published in eleven languages and is known for how it incorporates place into a family struggle over life and death. Naseem lives in a forest overlooking Oregon’s Willamette Valley. You can follow Naseem’s writing and photographs at www.naseemrakha.com

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