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All Levels |In writing about the past, we often explain rather than let our senses reveal long-lost moments: that diesel smell of a school bus; the calluses on your father’s hands; jeans ticking in the dryer; or (thank you, Proust) the flavor of a simple cookie. Blake reminds us that our senses are the “doors to perception.” Using poems, stories, and memoir shards as guides, we’ll mine our deeper, visceral truths. You’ll leave with new work, more confidence, and a better understanding of the story you need to tell. Prepare for adventure.
Class Type: 2 SessionsMultigenre
Start Date: 07/28/2018
End Date: 07/29/2018
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$295.00 General Price:
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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.