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Just Like a Novel! Creating Urgent Scenes in Memoir

All Levels | What does it mean to create a scene that urges the reader onward? How does one incorporate scene into a larger narrative? (And what exactly is a scene?) This class is for those who want their story to have a novel’s urgency, with all the turns and surprises of a narrative arc. From learning how setting can inform tension to capturing heated dialogue, you will leave this class with two new scenes and valuable tools to build your story.

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: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 02/14/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$144.00 Member Price:
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$160.00 General Price:

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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