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This Actually Happened: Writing Real Life

Introductory | Real-life events and experiences are the stuff stories are made of. But the fact that it happened in real life doesn’t make it good writing. We will explore elements of craft that translate these moments from real life into captivating stories on the page. We’ll examine and discuss excerpts from the book Real Life by Brandon Taylor alongside craft essays, which we will then apply to one or more writing exercises. Students will have the opportunity to submit work in the week following the class and receive detailed feedback from the instructor.

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: Alli Parrett

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 07/17/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Alli Parrett

Alli is a prose writer with a Masters in Creative Writing from University of Glasgow. Her work is featured in Crab Fat Magazine, The Bookends Review, The Daily Drunk Mag, and others. Alli was accepted to the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop Summer 2021. As well as writing, she spends her time making wheel-thrown pottery, reading, and drinking whisky—her favorite is Jura 10 year. She lives in Seattle with her spouse and two dogs.

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