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All Levels | Reflection is the nonfiction writer’s gift to the reader, offering meaning to your sister’s brush with Covid-19, an encounter with a blue heron, that day you learned your husband had gambled away your life savings. It’s crucial to know when to let a scene do the work and when to pull back into exposition, summary, and meaning-making. In this workshop you will generate several dramatic scenes for your memoir (or essay), then weave them with reflection. Expect the unexpected.
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.
Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.