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Introductory/Intermediate | What’s your story—as a daughter, mother, lover, sister, wife, or single woman? Although these experiences are important, women have not always had the means to tell their stories. Whether silenced, shamed, or overlooked, women writers throughout history have sought creative ways to get their stories heard. Come learn about these challenging and empowering histories and develop your own unique voice through writing exercises aimed to help you explore your own life story—and how you want to tell it.
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: 8 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction
Start Date: 04/16/2018
No Class On: 5/28/2018
End Date: 06/11/2018
Days of the Week: Monday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Susan V. Meyers has lived and taught in Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She earned an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Arizona, and she currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. Her fiction and nonfiction have been supported by grants from the Fulbright foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, as well as several artists residencies. Her novel Failing the Trapeze won the Nilsen Award for a First Novel and the Fiction Attic Press Award for a First Novel, and it was a finalist for the New American Fiction Award. Other work has recently appeared in Per Contra, Calyx, Dogwood, The Portland Review, and The Minnesota Review, and it has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.