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Memoir as Collage

We will explore memoirs that are told in a nonlinear, lyrical, fragmented fashion. Each week, we will read excerpts from writers such as Lidia Yuknavitch, Abigail Thomas, Nick Flynn, and Sarah Manguso, examining how they weave together their memories, themes, metaphors, and multiple point of views into a rich, complex whole. We will also explore the potential theme(s) and structures that exist in our own memoirs-in-progress by utilizing in-class freewriting, discussion, and a respectful workshopping process.

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: Anne Liu Kellor

Class Type: 8 Sessions

Start Date: 07/14/2016

End Date: 09/01/2016

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Anne Liu Kellor

Anne Liu Kellor is a mixed-race Chinese American writer, editor, coach, and teacher based in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in YES! Magazine, Longreads, The Seventh Wave, Witness, New England Review, Fourth Genre, Entropy, The Normal School, Los Angeles Review, Literary Mama, and many more. Anne is the recipient of fellowships from Hedgebrook, The Seventh Wave, Jack Straw Writers Program, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She loves to support writers in finding their voice and community. Her memoir, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging was released in 2021 and praised by Cheryl Strayed as “insightful, riveting, and beautifully written.” Learn more at www.anneliukellor.com

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