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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | This generative cross-genre workshop will consider the use of sound in narration. Participants will listen to the spoken word of Warsan Shire, perform close readings of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s novel Dictee, Kate Zambreno’s biography Heroines, and June Jordan’s memoir Soldier. Moving in and out of immersion, free writing, and analysis of text, we will explore the use and impact of lyricism, creative syntax, white space, echo, and refrain. New writing will be shared in the spirit of joyful experimentation.
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: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online, Poetry, Prose
Term: Spring 2020
Start Date: 04/25/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Sarah Townsend is the author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis (The Lettered Streets Press, 2019). Her essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review, and a coauthored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Writing Women’s Lives. Sarah received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, her MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Setting the Wire has been featured on Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton, The Ish with Cameron Dezen Hammon, and in the Chicago Review of Books. You can learn more about her at SarahTownsendWriter.com.