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How Embarrassing!: Shame as Narrative Escalation

This course will focus on developing your characters’ motivations and personalities by tying their most humiliating traits and secrets to plot development. In addition to writing exercises, we will explore and analyze textual examples by authors such as Junot Diaz, Lynda Barry, David Sedaris, and George Saunders.

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: Alissa Nutting

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 09/12/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting is the author of the novel, Tampa, and the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, which won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. Her fiction has appeared in The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tin House, Bomb, and Conduit; her essays have appeared in Fence, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other venues.

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