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Transitions and Turning Points: Writing Adolescence for Adult Readers

All Levels | In this intensive reading and generative writing course, participants will study four novellas (by Sarah Moss, Julie Otsuka, Justin Torres, and Jacqueline Woodson) intended for an adult readership but focused on that most emotionally charged developmental period in a human’s life: adolescence. At the heart of the class will be an exploration of fiction techniques, which we will investigate through model texts and weekly exercises. A syllabus will be provided before class begins.

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: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 06/14/2021

End Date: 07/05/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently What We Do With the Wreckage, which won the 2017 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by UGA Press in 2018. Her earlier collections are Swimming With Strangers (Chronicle, 2008) and This Life She's Chosen (Chronicle, 2005). Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, McSweeney's, One Story, and North American Review, among other journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize. Kirsten teaches fiction writing at Hugo House and 9th-12th grade English at a small independent school near Seattle.

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