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Land Beyond Map

All Levels | This course uses the concept of the map and its inherent limitations as a central metaphor for crafting new work and evoking place. The creation, crossing, and elimination of boundaries of language and narrative will underpin in-class prompts and extension activities. Writing place has a long history in poetry, but this course will look closely at the ways that worldview shapes, guides, and hinders. Readings will include Cedar Sigo, Camille T. Dungy, and Megan Bang. Writers will leave this course with a variety of observational strategies and suggestions for future projects and ways of learning from the land.

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: Laura Da'

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 03/06/2022

End Date: 03/13/2022

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Laura Da'

Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Artist Trust, Hugo House, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. Her first book, Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her newest book is Instruments of the True Measure (University of Arizona Press, 2018).

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