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The Philosophy of Writing the Future

CLASS UPDATE: This class will now be taking place online, on Zoom. This has been updated from the print catalog.

All Levels | The way we remember the past is much like the way we imagine a future. Both are creative acts; both occur in a realm of mental activity composed of possibilities called the virtual. When it comes to the past, the virtual tells us what could have been; for the future, it tells us what could be. This class introduces writers to philosophical ways of thinking and writing about what is always arriving: the future.

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: Charles Tonderai Mudede

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/13/2021

End Date: 10/18/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Charles Tonderai Mudede

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

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