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Authoring Change: Writing Socially Engaged Nonfiction

Bring together your literary sensibility and your social conscience in this class, which will help you generate (and revise) essay, memoir, reportage, and commentary inspired by social and political issues. We’ll focus on a different nonfiction form each week, reading stellar examples by Alexie, Atwood, Baldwin, Cisneros, Galeano, Kincaid, Lopate, Orwell, and Urrea. We’ll discuss the readings and complete in- and out-of-class writing assignments in small groups. All levels welcome. Satellite Class: Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Wendy Call

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 04/28/2015

End Date: 06/02/2015

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

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Wendy Call

Wendy Call is a recent writer-in-residence at a dozen locales, including national parks, universities, a public hospital, and Richard Hugo House. Her 2011 book No Word for Welcome won the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction.

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