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Writing Utopia (ASYNCHRONOUS)

All Levels | Imagining utopia is a radical act of optimism — arguably we need more than ever. Referencing works by Thomas More, Voltaire, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula LeGuin, Ryka Aoki, Natasha Marin, and others, we’ll jump-start our own writing. You will play, write, and come away with some fragments to rework later. You might even start a novel. Anything is possible in utopia.

This class takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be completed at your own pace throughout the week.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 02/22/2021

End Date: 03/29/2021

Days of the Week: None...

Time: – PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 4 time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in Pearl, Hayden’s Ferry, the Bellevue Literary Review and S/tick among other places. She was a comp lit scholar for many years, but then decided she wanted to make creative work, rather than just talk about it. Born in New York City she now lives on Whidbey Island where she writes flash fiction, poetry, and occasional essays and teaches creative writing at community colleges and non-profits. She is the author of a novel The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior (Urban Farmhouse Press in 2015), a poetry collection How Formal? (Spout Hill Press, 2014), and a chapbook, Sex with Buildings (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). She’s working on a new novel about a repentant drug dealer and a new poetry collection about being a city dweller attempting to deal with nature.

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