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“The moon making a poem possible… what can we say about that?” -Mary Ruefle All Levels | 50 years after the lunar landing, let’s look toward the moon anew. This generative class, open to all genres, features eclectic writing experiments inspired by scientific, esoteric, and mythological ideas about the moon to jump-start our creativity and playfully upend cliches. The class will culminate in a small folio of new lunar-infused work. Most writing will take place in class with some observation homework; there will be an optional conference with the instructor at the end.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry
Start Date: 02/24/2020
End Date: 03/30/2020
Days of the Week: Monday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$290.00 General Price:
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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