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Sustaining Wonder: The Art of Narrative

All Levels | Robert Hass writes that human beings “can’t sustain wonder.” That’s the challenge facing narrative: how to sustain wonder beyond inspiration into the story’s momentum. In this workshop, we’ll explore strategies to generate narrative in prose and poetry and how to keep it going. We’ll consider prose and poetic forms that sustain narrative voices and rhythms: sequence, collage, narrative, reflection, and epic. Whether you’re contemplating a voyage or already underway, this workshop will help you write, share, and sustain wonder in your journey.

Instructor: Carolyne Wright

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2018

Start Date: 02/17/2018

No Class On: 3/10/2018

End Date: 03/31/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Carolyne Wright

Carolyne Wright’s new book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and was included in The Best American Poetry 2009 and the Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (2010). Her ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in the Foreword Review's Book of the Year Awards. Her nine earlier volumes of poetry include Seasons of Mangoes & Brainfire (Eastern Washington UP/Lynx House Books), which won the Blue Lynx Prize and the American Book Award; and A Change of Maps (Lost Horse Press), finalist for the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and the Idaho Prize. A Seattle native who studied with Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Hugo, and William Stafford, among others, Wright lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende; and spent four years on Fulbright and other fellowships in India and Bangladesh, translating Bengali women poets. She has five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, a Senior Editor for Lost Horse Press, and an Advisory Board member for Raven Chronicles, Wright has received grants and fellowships from the NEA, 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and she will spend two months in Bahia, Brazil, on a writing residency at the Instituto Sacatar.

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