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The Hardest Parts

All Levels | Beginnings and endings — in novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs — are hard. An arresting beginning is your one chance to capture a reader, and a just-right ending sends a reader back into the world forever changed. In this generative lesson, we’ll read a number of examples, from both fiction and nonfiction, and ultimately highlight four strategies for crafting strong beginnings and endings. Attendees are asked to have a story- or essay-in-progress handy for in-class revision work.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Joe Wilkins

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Winter 2021

Start Date: 01/13/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of the novel,
Fall Back Down When I Die (Little Brown),
a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers
(Counterpoint), and three poetry collections,
most recently When We Were Birds, winner
of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry.
He directs the creative program at Linfield
College.

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