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Writing Our Monsters

All Levels | Half-humans, Frankensteins, and creatures of the deep are frames for looking at our own humanity. Yet writers and institutions have also used monstrosity to uphold hierarchies and push others to the margins. Using examples from television and writers like Anne Carson and Octavia Butler, we’ll wrestle with texts that trouble the line between literary and genre, and look closely at how these writers intersect with real-world constructions of monstrosity. And we’ll generate our own work in relationship to monster-dom that defies convention and redraws the lines of “normal.”

Instructor: Sara Brickman

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2019

Start Date: 02/14/2019

End Date: 03/21/2019

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sara Brickman

Sara Brickman is a queer Jewish author, performer, and community organizer from Ann Arbor, MI. The winner of the Split This Rock Poetry Prize, Sara has received grants and scholarships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Yiddish Book Center, Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, and more. She is a BOAAT Writers Fellow and the recipient of the Ken Warfel Fellowship for Poetry in Community. Sara’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Adriot, BOAAT, The Indiana Review, Muzzle Magazine, and the anthologies The Dead Animal Handbook and Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls. A nationally renowned performer, she has collaborated with musicians Mary Lambert, Hollis Wong-Wear, and Led To Sea. Sara received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she taught poetry and rhetoric, and currently teaches with Writers-in-the-Schools and other community arts organizations. She lives in Seattle with her partner and her cat Latke.

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