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Tools for a Life in Art

All Levels. Certain habits of life and work are common to world-class creators of the past and present—from painter to writer to composer to photographer. We will review these habits and strategies, and do writing exercises to explore ways of bringing more of them into our own creative process. Rollo May said, “What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?” We will nurture that fountainhead of human experience and provide tools to help anyone’s creativity flourish. Bring a notebook, and the required text, Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators.

Instructor: Priscilla Long

Class Type: 3 Sessions

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Start Date: 04/29/2017

End Date: 05/13/2017

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 12

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Priscilla Long

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based author (poetry, science, creative nonfictions, fiction) and teacher of writing. New books: Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press) and Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Poets, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press). Her book of poems is Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). Her other books are The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (2010) and Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry (1989). Her science column, Science Frictions, appeared for 92 weeks on the website of The American Scholar (2011-2013). Her awards include a National Magazine Award, and she has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Jack Straw Productions. Her MFA is from the University of Washington. She serves as Founding and Consulting Editor of www.historylink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history. For more information please visit www.PriscillaLong.com.

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