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All Levels | We will read the best of Joan Didion’s personal essays and talk about the ways in which they changed literature forever. By centering a woman’s perspective in the major events of her day, and by combining the instincts of a reporter with the techniques of a novelist, Didion’s work did things that had never been done on the page before. Students should purchase or borrow Didion’s essay collections The White Album (1979) and After Henry (1992), as we will be reading selections from each. Students will be given the opportunity to complete optional writing prompts inspired by Didion’s moods and modes.
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.
Class Type: 8 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 07/09/2019
End Date: 08/27/2019
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$380.00 General Price:
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Christopher Frizzelle is the editor of the print edition of The Stranger, where he’s worked since 2003. He edited a feature story that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. He is the co-author of How to Be a Person, with Dan Savage and Lindy West. He is also the inventor and host of the silent-reading party, which happens monthly at the Sorrento Hotel and has been replicated in cities around the world. Find him on Twitter @thefrizzelle.