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Scribes will be surrounded by the labyrinth of artistic treasures the Henry Art Gallery has to offer. Together with Quenton and Rachel, Scribes will engage dynamically with a wide range of creative writing exercises and participate in arts-driven field trips, experimental forms, collaborative pieces. Whether your bag is creating poetry, comics, characters, or short prose, you’ll find something to connect with and something new to try in this multi-genre exploration of craft and words. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.
Location: Henry Art Gallery, UW College of Built Environments
Duration: Two weeks
Term: Scribes 2020
Start Date: 08/03/2020
End Date: 08/14/2020
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:
Rachel Kessler explores landscape and community through writing and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Co-founder of Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, their book of collaborative poems, 100 Rooms, is forthcoming October 2019. She recently opened collective Wa Na Wari, a center for Black art in the CD, and is Artist-In-Residence at public housing project Yesler Terrace.
Quenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, Pinwheel, Poetry Northwest, The James Franco Review, and Cura and in the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House fellow and is the recipient of a James W. Ray Venture Project award from Artist Trust. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).