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When the Color Blue Was Born

All Levels. “Who shouted with glee / when the color blue was born?” (Neruda). As we submerge into watery gray, awaken your senses and writing life! Using COLOR as our prismatic approach, we’ll expand our synesthetic palette and experiment with unusual generative writing prompts across the rainbow to create a portfolio of new work. Our inspiration will pull from science, art, literature, and fresh observations, with a slant toward poetry. Optional feedback conference at end. Most writing will be done in class with some light homework.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 03/05/2017

End Date: 04/09/2017

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com

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