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Online Class | The Hybrid Memoir: Why Not?

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | This generative course investigates and practices a genre-busting form in creative nonfiction. Maybe you have thematic pieces you’re ready to string together, or maybe you enjoy a variety of styles and can’t land on one. Enter the hybrid memoir: a literary collage, assemblage, or mosaic. We’ll look at authors like Joy Harjo, Maggie Nelson, and Sarah Manguso, whose hybrid works blend poetic forms with essay and philosophy. We’ll also look at Northwest authors Rebecca Brown, Joan Fiset, and Kevin Sampsell, who have worked successfully in this form. This course includes a reading list and ways to continue building on your work independently.

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: Sarah Cannon

Class Type: 8 Sessions


Start Date: 04/22/2020

End Date: 06/10/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$342.00 Member Price:
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$380.00 General Price:

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Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon is the author of The Shame
of Losing (Red Hen Press, 2018), which was
a finalist for the Washington State Book
Awards in 2019. She lives in Edmonds, WA.

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