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Star, Rhizome, Cerata: Finding the Spark

All Levels | What sparks us as writers to make new work, and what creates sparks for the reader on the page? This generative class of eclectic writing experiments explores the possibilities, finding inspiration in scientific wonders and the natural world, the light through the crack of our heartbreak, the weirdness of being alive. We’ll play with movement, collaboration, chance and observation, plus some readings and research. This class slants toward poetry but is open to writers in all genres. Optional one-on-one conferences at the end.

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.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 07/18/2021

End Date: 08/22/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$274.50 Member Price:
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Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com

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