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Bold Beginnings

All Levels | The first sentence, first paragraph, first scene of our stories serves as a springboard for the full work. Often, any problem with our endings can be traced back to our beginning. Rather than meekly setting the scene, why not plunge full-on into a story’s richest conflict in all its complexity? In this class, we’ll look at the beginnings of several short stories, engage in low-pressure writing exercises, and leave class with at least three beginnings for new works.

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.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

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

Instructor: Alex Madison

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 01/26/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$80.10 Member Price:
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$89.00 General Price:

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Alex Madison

Alex Madison's fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in the Indiana Review, Witness, Salon, Bitch Media, The Rumpus, City Arts and elsewhere. She is a former high school teacher and a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she taught literature, fiction and nonfiction.

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