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Writing Fiction that Dares

All Levels | Are your characters taking risks? Does your plot hold your reader’s heart? Does your dialogue sing? Do your scenes waltz along the page? Over these ten weeks, we will get into the nuts and bolts of what makes your fiction take flight and soar. Through readings, writing exercises, and workshopping, you will write at least one new chapter (or revise one) and construct a map that will keep you powering through your work of fiction that dares.

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.

Instructor: Sonora Jha

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Start Date: 09/18/2019

End Date: 11/20/2019

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$414.00 Member Price:
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$460.00 General Price:

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Sonora Jha

Sonora Jha is the author of the novel Foreign (Random House India, 2013) and the essay collection/memoir How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family (Sasquatch Books USA/Penguin Random House India 2021). She is a professor of journalism at Seattle University. Formerly a journalist in India and Singapore, her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Seattle Times, DAME, and several anthologies. Sonora was the 2016–18 Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence. She teaches classes for Creative Nonfiction, Hugo House, Hedgebrook, and Seattle Public Libraries. Sonora is currently working on a second novel.

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