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Finding the Power in Your Piece

All Levels | Have you been working on a short piece that you can’t seem to find the center of? Have a stash of fragments that need a through-line to hang together? In this class, we will cut the editing process into segments and challenge ourselves to work “bird by bird” (a la Anne Lamott). This course is ideal for a short piece of fiction or personal essay-length work, with the aim of coming away with a draft that feels cohesive and powerful.

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: Jordan Alam

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/09/2021

End Date: 02/13/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$305.00 General Price:

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Jordan Alam

Jordan Alam is a queer Bangladeshi-American writer, performer, and social change educator based out of Seattle. Their work engages with moments of rupture and transformation in the lives of people on the margins. Jordan has performed on stage and facilitated workshops nationwide, most recently at Town Hall Seattle. Their short stories and articles have been published in The Atlantic, CultureStrike Magazine, The Rumpus, and AAWW’s The Margins among others. They are currently writing a debut novel which explores intergenerational trauma, Bengali folklore, and borders – both literal and metaphorical. Learn more about their work at their website:

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