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Digging into the Details

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | This generative workshop 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 until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Liza Birnbaum

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2020

Start Date: 08/10/2020

End Date: 08/31/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

This class is full

Liza Birnbaum

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.

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