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Have a story to tell? Need help getting it onto the page? Already have it on the page, but need help structuring it? Want to art-it-up, as in make it more literary? Want to make sure it’s a page-turner? Then this class is for you. Maybe you have these questions: What is an image pattern? What is a metaphor that “rises naturally from its context”? How do I know what to put in and what to leave out? Or what do I do with all these characters? What can I do to make my dialogue not sound so wooden? How can I make sure it’s interesting? From structuring the action to organizing your image pattern, to getting at the vortex of your story, this workshop will help get your existing memoir into shape, help you get un-stuck or help you just plain get started.
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