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Generative Workshop in Suspense and Momentum

All Levels | In our two days together, we will break down passages from literature, study panels from comics, and deconstruct clips from film so that we might apply these artful, compulsive techniques to our own stories. There will be generative exercises, brainstorming sessions, and lots of fun, intensive discussion. Students can come to class with a project in mind (whether short story, novel, screenplay, or memoir) or with an eagerness to start something fresh. Either way, they’ll leave with a literary arsenal and several electric ideas at the ready.

This class takes place on Thursday, August 24 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, and Friday, August 25 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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: Benjamin Percy

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Start Date: 08/24/2017

End Date: 08/25/2017

Days of the Week: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 16

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Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, most recently The Dead Lands, a post apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. He is also the author of Red Moon and The Wilding, as well as two books of short stories. His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

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