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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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Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 2 SessionsNonfiction
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 has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.