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Families, Lovers, and Other Dangerous Subjects

All Levels | What are the legal and moral risks of making art using intimate details from the lives of your parents, siblings, and spouses? What are the benefits and virtues? We’ll discuss how great writers (including Joan Didion, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Robert Lowell, and Virginia Woolf) navigated these questions and found their own solutions. Students should expect to leave with a bunch of new ideas for their own work.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Christopher Frizzelle

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 03/03/2019

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Christopher Frizzelle

Christopher Frizzelle is a writer, teacher, and former editor-in-chief of The Stranger, where a story he edited won a Pulitzer Prize. He is co-author of the book How to Be a Person, and the founder and host of the Silent Reading Party, which has been written about by the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Poets & Writers. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bennington College, and he lives in Seattle.

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