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Scribes at MOHAI

Scribes will explore the elements of poetry and prose at the Museum of History and Industry! Scribes will use dynamic creative writing and imagination to build rich, internal worlds while engaging one another in a fun, summer camp atmosphere. Together with Erich and Sierra and surrounded by artifacts, airplanes, and the first pioneers of the great Pacific Northwest, Scribes will  participate in quality programming that includes arts-driven field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, 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: Erich Schweikher and Sierra Nelson

Grade: 7-12

Location: MOHAI

Duration: Two Weeks

Term: Scribes 2019

Start Date: 07/22/2019

End Date: 08/02/2019

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

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

$750.00 General Price:

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Erich Schweikher and Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson (Typing Explosion, Vis-à-Vis Society), poet, performer, and text-based artist, is author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal) and the chapbook In Case of Loss. She holds an MFA from UW and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She teaches in Seattle, Friday Harbor, and Rome, Italy.

Erich Schweikher recently returned to Seattle after seven years of teaching and writing in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the co-founder and editor of the annual poetry/poetics journal Northside Review. (He finds that it is often more enjoyable to publish others’ work than write his own.) His poems and essays have appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Action Yes, and 42opus, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, he has always had a fondness for the sea. He still dreams of being a tugboat captain.

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