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Plot or Not

All Levels | Is it a juicy plot that keeps pages turning, or something else? We’ll read stories and craft essays that examine the nature of plot, tension, pacing, and structure, then complete generative exercises and collaborative writing projects for hands-on exploration of what makes a story go. Writers of all levels can use this class to find new ideas — and maybe even cure writer’s block!

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: Tara Atkinson

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/15/2020

End Date: 02/05/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Tara Atkinson

Tara Atkinson is the author of two books– Bedtime Stories (alice blue books) and Boyfriends (Instant Future). Her work has appeared in Hobart, City Arts Magazine, Fanzine, HTML Giant, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She co-founded the independent literature festival, APRIL, and served as Managing Director from 2011 to 2016. She holds a BA in English from The University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.

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