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This course will cover all elements of the craft of memoir with a special focus on writing vibrant scenes. Students will learn how to pull readers so close to the moment that they feel encapsulated by story. Heighten the artistry of your book by inventing unique image patterns, increasing narrative tension, writing potent characters, rendering vivid setting, and taking new and interesting risks with language. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the teacher on their work at least once.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Tara Hardy is the working class queer femme poet who founded Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people in Seattle. She's taught creative writing for fourteen years, and she's served as the Hugo House writer-in-residence. Her first full length book of poems, Bring Down the Chandeliers, was published by Write Bloody Press in the spring, 2011.
Photo by Brian Weiss