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All Levels | This generative class will explore the power of detail and description in prose. We’ll consider the practices both on and off the page that help readers fully enter the worlds and scenes we’re describing. Along the way we’ll share work in a supportive setting and take cues from masters of close noticing like Ross Gay, Nicholson Baker, and Lynda Barry. Students will leave with new pages and with strategies to carry forward into future writing projects.
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.
Class Type: 4 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online
Term: Summer 2021
Start Date: 07/01/2021
End Date: 07/22/2021
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.