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All Levels | We live in an age of democratized criticism. In this class, you will write about what you love, whether it’s reality TV, travel, gaming, TikTok videos, movies, books, or YouTube channels. You can explore your passion for romance novels or geek out about gadgets — all forms of pop culture are up for analysis, description, and debate. But if we can all be critics now, do we have any responsibility to announce our biases, or to proclaim our objectivity? Are we looking for objectivity from critics, or just a taste that echoes our own?
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.
Lisa Levy is a writer, essayist, and critic. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New Republic, the LARB, the Believer, the Millions, the Rumpus, TLS, the CBC, and Lit Hub, where she is a contributing editor. She is also a columnist and contributing editor to Crime Reads. She has an essay in the collection Talking About Pauline Kael and one in the anthology Dating & Sex: The Theory of Mutual Self-Destruction. Lisa has taught at Writers Workshop Dallas, Grub Street, the Loft, and Sackett Street Writers Workshop. She is working on a collection of linked essays about chronic illness and cultural ideas about life narrative, progressive time, and futurity, as well as a critical study about women and crime fiction.