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All Levels | We turn to poetry and creative nonfiction to rescue words from inciting fear, violence, and hatred. Rescuing words break silence and give voice for protest, witness, and compassion. We will read Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech; excerpts from Ariel Dorfman and June Jordan; and current writing from refugees, immigrants, and well- and lesser-known poets of all ages. Discussions and writing prompts will support the creation of two polished poems or a short essay connected to class themes.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsMultigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry
Start Date: 01/10/2019
No Class On: 1/24/2019
End Date: 02/21/2019
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Merna Hecht founded the Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices Refugee and Immigrant Poetry Project. She teaches Humanities and Creative Writing at UW, Tacoma. Poet, essayist and award winning storyteller her teaching and writing focus on community, art and social justice.