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On Reading a Tree

All Levels | Trees are an iconic symbol of the Northwest; some varieties may live well into the thousand-year range, yet they are static beings, their point of view rooted to a particular location. What do they see over their long lifespans? This is a class about seeing, about noticing the resonances between ourselves and the world around us. We will do this by anchoring our attention on our arboreal neighbors. We will investigate ourselves through the trees in our lives, read widely and write poetry and creative nonfiction.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Claudia Castro Luna

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/14/2021

No Class On: 2/18/2021

End Date: 03/11/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021), and she served as Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-2017). The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, she is the author of Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press, 2017), Finalist for the Washington State Book Award 2018; This City (Floating Bridge Press); and One River, a Thousand Voices. Born in El Salvador, she came to the United States in 1981. Her non-fiction has appeared in the anthologies This is the Place (Seal Press) and Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Narrative (Kalina Eds).

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