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The Essay as Adventure

All Levels | Floundering in subject matter you love? Stumped as to where it’s going? Relax. According to Brian Dillon, a good essay doesn’t have a template; it’s more adventure than form. Why else would the definition be “to attempt”? Dillon says an essay has the capacity to “instruct, seduce, and mystify in equal measure.” Leaping from stone to stone, you’ll discover how the writing itself guides you into uncharted territory, surprising you as much as the reader. Each participant will leave with a working draft of a new essay.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Term: Winter 2019

Start Date: 01/26/2019

End Date: 01/27/2019

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 worked with S’Klallam tribal elders, Microsoft managers, Episcopal clergy, police officers, and youth offenders. Her poems and essays have aired on NPR, and she has received numerous awards, including a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature. She is currently on the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau for her talk “From Homer to #hashtags” which explores our changing language—and how it changes us.

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