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Writing the Rorschach Zine

Pareidolia is what allows us to see a man in the moon, figures in constellations, and clouds in our coffee. It inspired Leonardo da Vinci and is at the root of the Rorschach inkblot test. We will produce an impressive amount of work playing with the theme of pareidolia as we interpret a variety of exciting visual prompts. We’ll work individually and together to create a take-away zine of our day’s prompts and what they have inspired in us. You’ll leave having had a creative work-out and holding a copy of some great new material.

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Instructor: Rachael Harper and Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 08/08/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Rachael Harper and Sierra Nelson

Rachael Harper, a poet and prose writer, began making zines while living in Bordeaux, France. Her zine, Louis Liard Magazine, published poetry, prose, art and comics in both French and English, with an annual music edition that included a compilation CD. She currently lives in Seattle.

Sierra Nelson (Typing Explosion, Vis-à-Vis Society), poet, performer, and text-based artist, is author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal) and chapbook “In Case of Loss.” Earning her MFA from U.W. (2002), she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and teaches in Seattle, Friday Harbor, and Rome, Italy.

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