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All Levels | “This is my letter to the world / That never wrote to me…” – Emily Dickinson
From the playful to political, the personal to persona, we’ll use the form of the letter (an address from, reaching out to) to draft new creative work, experimenting across genres including poetry, prose, and collage. We’ll find inspiration in literary letters, letter-poems, and everyday postcards, with the emphasis on generating new pieces, beginning mostly in class, plus weekly protest letters. Optional one-on-one conferences available at the end.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online, Poetry
Term: Winter 2021
Start Date: 01/05/2021
End Date: 02/09/2021
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com