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Online Class | Family Matters

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

All Levels | We love them, we hate them, they drive us crazy, we can’t live without them. What would life (and fiction) be without family relations? We’ll look at what makes a ‘family’ story, why writing focused on family proves so eternally compelling, and how to locate the universal within our own unique family stories. Expect in-class exercises and tips for navigating difficult conversations at Thanksgiving.


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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.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Tara Conklin

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 05/31/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$108.00 Member Price:
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Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is the author of The House
Girl (William Morrow, 2013) and The
Last Romantics (William Morrow, 2019),
both New York Times bestsellers. The Last
Romantics was a Barnes & Noble Book Club
Pick, IndieNext Pick, and was selected by
Jenna Bush Hager as the inaugural read for
The Today Show Book Club.

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