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Creative Writing Scribes

Scribes will explore the elements of poetry and prose! Together with Samar and Shelby, Scribes will use creative writing to build and nourish rich internal worlds while engaging with one another in a fun summer camp atmosphere. Scribes will participate in arts-driven field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of styles, forms, and writers. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Samar Abulhassan and Shelby Handler

Grade: 9-12

Location: Hugo House

Duration: Two Weeks

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 07/06/2020

End Date: 07/17/2020

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 20

$750.00 General Price:

Samar Abulhassan and Shelby Handler

Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.

Shelby Handler is a writer, organizer and educator living on Duwamish territory/Seattle, WA. A 2019-20 Hugo House fellow, their work has been supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Gay City Arts, Asylum Arts and the Yiddish Book Center. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Pacifica Literary Review, Homology Lit, 3Elements Review, glitterMOB and the Write Bloody anthology “We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival." Shelby is a teaching artist with SAL's Writers in the Schools, Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle and Kadima Reconstructionist Synagogue. Follow them @shelbeleh.

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