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Unlikeable Women

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Introductory/Intermediate | Throughout literature and film, women have been portrayed as either the witch or the angel, the whore or the virgin, whereas men have been given the freedom to be complex, disagreeable heroes and villains. In this course, we’ll examine how to portray female (and nonbinary) characters as nuanced, complicated, tough, and tender — with agency over their own stories. Reading will include works from Toni Morrison, Claire Vaye Watkins, Madeline ffitch, and Carmen Maria Machado.

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: Piper Lane

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 09/24/2020

End Date: 10/15/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Piper Lane

Piper Lane holds an MFA from the University of Washington and an MA from Ohio University. She coordinated the reading series Castalia, cofounded the Black Jaw Lit Series, and served as prose editor for the Seattle Review. She teaches creative writing at UW. She won UW’s Eugene Van Buren award for fiction and Ohio University’s LitFest Nonfiction essay contest.

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