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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 work on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and has performed in theater, music, and with her writing. Her literary awards include a Harvard University Conway Award for Teaching Writing, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Literary Nonfiction, and a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for literature. Her collection of poems That Fall was published in 2011. She teaches nonfiction and poetry at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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