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Organic Story Building

All Levels | How to begin a story when you don’t know where to begin? You don’t make a choice, said the writer Paul Bowles—you follow a scent. This class is for writers who crave inspiration, grounding in the elements of fiction, and a fresh approach to generating stories. We’ll write from prompts every class, analyze other writers’ work, and share our experiments, producing an unexpected story start by class’s end. Students may be asked to complete short, nontraditional assignments outside of class.

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: Alma García

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/16/2019

End Date: 11/20/2019

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$290.00 General Price:

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Alma García

Alma García's short fiction has been published as award-winning in Narrative Magazine, Passages North, and Boulevard, and is forthcoming in Enizagam and in the anthology Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador).

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