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Flash Nonfiction and the Prose Poem

All Levels. Memoir and poetry are arguably closely aligned. Which are you doing? Maybe both. Join nonfiction writer Samantha Updegrave and poet/fiction writer Stephanie Hammer to explore the truthy-poetic world of flash nonfiction and the prose poem. We’ll do freewrites and prompts and play with shaping subject matter from your own experience in ways that move toward narrative and toward poetry.

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Instructor: Stephanie Hammer

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/13/2016

End Date: 10/18/2016

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Stephanie Hammer

Samantha Claire Updegrave writes creative nonfiction, profiles, book reviews, and poetry. She's an MFA candidate at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and assistant editor at Soundings Review.

Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 4 time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in Pearl, Hayden’s Ferry, the Bellevue Literary Review and S/tick among other places. She was a comp lit scholar for many years, but then decided she wanted to make creative work, rather than just talk about it. Born in New York City she now lives on Whidbey Island where she writes flash fiction, poetry, and occasional essays and teaches creative writing at community colleges and non-profits. She is the author of a novel The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior (Urban Farmhouse Press in 2015), a poetry collection How Formal? (Spout Hill Press, 2014), and a chapbook, Sex with Buildings (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). She’s working on a new novel about a repentant drug dealer and a new poetry collection about being a city dweller attempting to deal with nature.

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