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Making Sense of Memory

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.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has worked with S’Klallam tribal elders, Microsoft managers, Episcopal clergy, police officers, and youth offenders. Her poems and essays have aired on NPR, and she has received numerous awards, including a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature. She is currently on the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau for her talk “From Homer to #hashtags” which explores our changing language—and how it changes us.

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