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The Joy of Writing Animals (ZOOM)

All Levels | David P. Barash writes, “There isn’t a human society on Earth . . . that doesn’t concern itself with animal imagery.” In this course, we’ll focus on the philosophy, process, complexity, and joy of writing about nonhuman animals. Why write about animals in our creative work? How do we write animals well? What are the ethics of writing about animals? Students will discuss texts, get writing prompts, and have the option to share their creative work.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Caitlin Scarano

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 10/06/2020

End Date: 10/27/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Caitlin Scarano

Caitlin Scarano is a poet based in Washington state. She is a PhD candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was recently selected as a participant in the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists & Writers Program, and deployed to McMurdo Station in Antarctica in Fall 2018. Her debut collection of poems, Do Not Bring Him Water, was released in Fall 2017 by Write Bloody Publishing. Caitlin has an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has two poetry chapbooks: The White Dog Year (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Salt and Shadow Coiled (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Her recent work can be found in Granta, Crazyhorse, and Ninth Letter.

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