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The Beauty and Peril of Friendship

As writers, we tend to focus on romance and family drama as subjects worthy of our work. What we often overlook are the intense friendships that we have over the course of our lives, friendships that can rescue and redeem us, and that can also break our hearts. In this workshop, we’ll look at the work of masters such as Margaret Atwood and Ann Patchett, in an effort to understand how certain friendships become both life raft and shark to us. We’ll also do an in-class writing exercise that will help bring the lessons home.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Steve Almond

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 09/16/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

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$150.00 General Price:

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His novel All the Secrets of the World, will be published in 2022. His short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Mysteries. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Almond teaches at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Wesleyan University, and lives outside Boston with his wife, three children, and considerable anxiety.

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