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Writing to the Moon and Back

All Levels | “The moon making a poem possible… what can we say about that?” — Mary Ruefle
This generative class features eclectic writing experiments inspired by scientific, esoteric, and mythological ideas about the moon to jump-start our creativity and playfully upend clichés, culminating in a small folio of new lunar-infused work. Most writing happens in class with some observation homework to continue momentum; optional one-on-one conference at end. Slanted toward poetry but open to all genres.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 02/03/2018

No Class On: 3/10/2018

End Date: 03/17/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sierra Nelson

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

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