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Techniques to Start Writing

All Levels. When W.H. Auden got stuck, he went out and took a walk. Jane Kenyon spent hours weeding her flower garden. Hemingway cast a fly rod. John Keats took a bath, then dressed in his best suit before sitting down to write. Hunched over laptops, we often believe our brain is the only source of inspiration, but great literature is born from flesh and bone, muscle and sinew. Come learn how simple physical practices and activities can ignite your best stories, essays, plays, and poems. Be prepared to go home with a lot of new work.

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Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/17/2016

End Date: 09/18/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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