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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 four novels -- most recently, The Dark Net -- three story collections -- including Suicide Woods -- and a book of essays titled Thrill Me that is widely taught in creative writing classrooms. His sci-fi trilogy -- The Comet Cycle -- will be published in 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been optioned by the Russo brothers (Avengers: Endgame).

He is part of the new Dawn of X-Men at Marvel and writes both Wolverine and X-Force. He has also written for DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment and is known for his celebrated runs on Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Nightwing, and James Bond.

His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire (where he was a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men's Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Ploughshares, Tin House, McSweeney's, and the Paris Review.

He wrote two seasons of the audio drama -- Wolverine -- produced by Marvel and Stitcher. The first season, "Wolverine: The Long Night," was listed as one of the top 15 podcasts of the year by Apple and won the iHeartRadio Award for Best Scripted Podcast. His other honors include the Whiting Award, an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, and Best American Comics.

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