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Scene vs. Reflection in Personal Narrative

Reflection is the nonfiction writer’s gift to the reader, offering meaning to the car crash, the encounter with a heron, that afternoon flipping burgers. Therefore, it’s crucial to know when to let a scene do the work–letting the reader live in a specific moment–and when to pull back into exposition, summary, and meaning-making. You will generate several dramatic scenes for your memoir (or essay), then weave them with reflection. (Expect the unexpected.)

The dates of this class have been updated from the print catalog.

This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 05/28/2016

End Date: 05/29/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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