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All Levels. Founded in France in the 1960s, Oulipo (loosely translated to “workshop of potential literature”), unites language with mathematics to create constrained writing defined by set structures / patterns. The constraints are a means to trigger ideas that may otherwise be ignored during the traditional writing process. The course will focus on one constraint each week. Possible constraints: lipograms, univocalism (writing that excludes all but one vowel), sonnet palindromes, and snowball (writing in which each successive word is a letter longer).
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: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose
Start Date: 11/12/2017
End Date: 12/17/2017
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$295.00 General Price:
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Erich Schweikher recently returned to Seattle after seven years of teaching and writing in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the co-founder and editor of the annual poetry/poetics journal Northside Review. (He finds that it is often more enjoyable to publish others’ work than write his own.) His poems and essays have appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Action Yes, and 42opus, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, he has always had a fondness for the sea. He still dreams of being a tugboat captain.