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Intimacy and Distance in Nonfiction

How much of ourselves do we reveal in our own creative nonfiction? How do we share highly personal material without completely overwhelming the reader? In this interactive, two-session class, we’ll explore these two crucial questions via craft conversations, short writing exercises, and workshops. Students will come away with an enhanced ability to make themselves vulnerable on the page while also providing readers with some healthy and respectful breathing room.

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: Justin Hocking

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 06/03/2015

End Date: 06/04/2015

Days of the Week: Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 General Price:

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Justin Hocking

Justin Hocking is author of the memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, which won the 2015 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, and was named one of "Ten Brilliant Books That Grab You From Page One" in Kirkus Reviews and the Huffington Post. He is a cofounder of the Certificate Program in Creative Writing at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, and also teaches in Eastern Oregon University's Low Residency MFA Program.

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