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Sibling Reverie! How to Write About Brothers, Sisters, Hope & Heartbreak (ZOOM)

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

Literature tends to focus on parents and partners. But what about the siblings who shape who we become? We’ll look at the work of James Baldwin, Justin Torres, Jane Austen, and others to examine the profound influence (and anguish) that arises from our brothers and sisters, and how to write about these relationships. We’ll do an in-class exercise aimed at discovering this in real time.

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: Steve Almond

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 07/13/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His novel All the Secrets of the World, will be published in 2022. His short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Mysteries. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Almond teaches at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Wesleyan University, and lives outside Boston with his wife, three children, and considerable anxiety.

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