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Introductory / Intermediate | In an effort to better understand personal essays, we will study classic and contemporary essays and investigate uses of voice, characterization, description, humor, and structure in our own work. This course will include substantial discussion and a robust workshop. Students can expect to leave with a polished personal essay of 20 pages and extensive feedback from classmates and the instructor.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 8 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 09/19/2019
End Date: 11/07/2019
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.