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Creating Character in Nonfiction

Intermediate/Advanced. The challenge for the nonfiction writer is how to ignite real people from real life onto the page—not the least of which is you, the narrator. Without voice, vulnerability, and veracity, your fabulous memoir or essay cannot catch fire. This class will help you deepen characters, make scenes to frame them, and discover which “you” is actually telling your story.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 05/05/2017

End Date: 05/06/2017

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$265.50 Member Price:
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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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