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Intimacy and Distance in Nonfiction

How much of ourselves do we reveal in our own creative nonfiction? How do we share highly personal material without completely overwhelming the reader? In this interactive, two-session class, we’ll explore these two crucial questions via craft conversations, short writing exercises, and workshops. Students will come away with an enhanced ability to make themselves vulnerable on the page while also providing readers with some healthy and respectful breathing room.

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: Justin Hocking

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 06/03/2015

End Date: 06/04/2015

Days of the Week: Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 General Price:

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Justin Hocking

Justin Hocking is author of the memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, which won the 2015 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, and was named one of "Ten Brilliant Books That Grab You From Page One" in Kirkus Reviews and the Huffington Post. He is a cofounder of the Certificate Program in Creative Writing at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, and also teaches in Eastern Oregon University's Low Residency MFA Program.

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