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Writing with Your Languages

All Levels | Most of us have important relationships to other languages, even if we only speak English. In this course, we will explore a range of techniques for drawing upon the languages we care about. We will read short essays, stories, and poems in which other languages feature prominently, adapting the authors’ techniques for our own work. Most writing will happen in class, with some light reading and writing between meetings. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of new drafts and an expanded writerly toolbox. Knowledge of a language other than English is not required.

Instructor: Sarah Dowling

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2018

Start Date: 07/14/2018

End Date: 07/15/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sarah Dowling

Sarah Dowling is the author of two books of poetry, DOWN (Coach House, 2014) and Security Posture (Snare, 2009), which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Sarah has also published three chapbooks, US (The Elephants, 2018), Entering Sappho (above/ground, 2017), and Birds & Bees (TrollThread, 2012). Her writing appears in numerous literary journals. Sarah's scholarly book, Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. She teaches at the University of Washington Bothell.

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