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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.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Alli Parrett

Class Type: 1 Session

Term: Summer 2021

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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