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Taking the Leap: Intro to Personal Nonfiction

One problem with having a good story up your sleeve is figuring out how to make it interesting for others. This class is designed for writers who want to try their hand at creative nonfiction, no experience required. We will explore different forms, put words on paper, provide and receive feedback, and tackle the basics of scene, character, dialogue, and more. It is a course designed to develop workshopping skills, though it is not primarily a workshop. Together we will dig deeper into the craft of writing, set goals, and refine our work in a supportive environment.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Irene Keliher

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 01/30/2014

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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Irene Keliher

Irene Keliher has been a Made at Hugo House fellow and a librettist for the Seattle Opera. Her essays and stories appear in Salon, Calyx, New Ohio Review, Potomac Review, Quarterly West, Bellingham Review and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of Houston, where she also served as fiction editor of Gulf Coast. Her work has won the Pearl Magazine Editor’s Prize and the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, among other distinctions. She writes marketing copy when she’s not teaching or wrangling her two sons.

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