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Online Class | Mystery and Necessity

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

In Diving Into the Wreck Adrienne Rich writes: “I came to explore the wreck./The words are purposes./The words are maps./I came to see the damage that was done/and the treasures that prevail.” How can we as writers transform the layered material of our lives and begin mapping a unique voice? How did it sound in our kitchens? How did it feel to hold that blue bowl you were forbidden to touch? How did it sound on the streets and in the woods of our childhoods? What are the stories we half-heard? Or turned away from hearing? Pulling from sensory and remembered landscapes provides us opportunities as writers. Come prepared to take chances and leave with beginnings and ideas for new and necessary stories.

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: Victoria Redel

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 04/29/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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$200.00 General Price:

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Victoria Redel

Victoria Redel is the author of five books
of fiction and three books of poetry, most
recently the novel Before Everything (Penguin,
2017). Redel has received fellowships
from the Guggenheim Foundation and the
NEA, and is on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence

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