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The Poet’s Craft in Nonfiction

All Levels. This weekend workshop is for poets who wish to expand into essays and/or memoir. Mary Karr, Mark Doty, James Galvin, Lucy Grealy—many poets have ventured into prose to tell their stories, and those stories remain infused with their poetic craft. Looking at both poems and prose writings from established poets, we will address metaphor, emblematic objects, dramatic arc, and the importance of ear. Not only will you stretch your feet into the legroom of prose, you will also rise in altitude as a poet. Each participant will leave with a draft of a new essay or section of a memoir.

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Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 10/22/2016

End Date: 10/23/2016

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 aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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