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Creating Urgent Scenes in Memoir

Intermediate / Advanced | Mastering scene is as crucial for the memoirist as it is to the novelist. First, we will define what a scene is and how it differs from summary and reflection. Looking at current memoirs, we’ll see how scene can move a story forward, even without dialogue. We’ll write and shape our own emblematic moments into dramatic form. Everyone will leave this class with at least two new scenes. Expect an epiphany or two.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 10/05/2019

End Date: 10/06/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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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