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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.

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.

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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 an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate fellow (2019), WA State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021) and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2018), the author of One River, A Thousand Voices (Chin Music Press), the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) also shortlisted for WA State 2018 Book Award in poetry, and the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge Press). Her most recent non-fiction can be found in, There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Vintage) Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle on unceded Duwamish lands where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

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