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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 work on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and has performed in theater, music, and with her writing. Her literary awards include a Harvard University Conway Award for Teaching Writing, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Literary Nonfiction, and a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for literature. Her collection of poems That Fall was published in 2011. She teaches nonfiction and poetry at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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