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Writing Along with Madness, Rack, and Honey (ZOOM)

All Levels | Inspired by Mary Ruefle’s innovative book of essays Madness, Rack, and Honey, we’ll savor reading 1-2 chapters each week, then generate our own writing (poetry or prose) using in-class writing prompts that jump off Ruefle’s text. Whether you’ve read the book before or are coming to it new, you’ll leave this class with a passel of new drafts and some fresh creative approaches sparking off of Ruefle’s one-of-a-kind mind. Come curious and ready to experiment! Optional instructor conferences at end.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/20/2020

End Date: 11/08/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 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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