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This will be a class about how to draw from a vast continuum of emotion, both lived and imagined, in your work. We will talk about habits of attention, the importance of rigor and risk, “hot” and “cold” writing, the uses of failure, and that category of the terrifying known as the sublime. Required text: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Stephen Mitchell.
Hugo House is temporarily moving! May 19 is the last date Hugo House will hold classes at its current location. Starting May 20, Hugo House classes will be held at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Jenny Offill is a novelist, the coeditor of two anthologies of essays, and the author of several children’s books. Her second novel, the acclaimed Dept. of Speculation, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times Book Review.