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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.
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.