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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: 07/27/2018

End Date: 07/28/2018

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 aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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