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Online Class | Power and Presence: A Revision Intensive

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

Introductory / Intermediate | Have you been working on a short piece and having trouble finding ‘the center’? Have a stash of fragments that need to hang together? Spend some time this spring crafting revisions. Writers will practice cultivating awareness of tone and pacing as we edit, challenging ourselves to work “bird by bird” (à la Anne Lamott). By working on micro segments each day and receiving feedback from fellow writers, we will move our manuscripts from generative writing to organized pieces. This course is ideal for short fiction or personal essay, with the aim of coming away with a draft that feels cohesive and, in time, powerful.

The teacher of this course will be adapting curriculum to offer an online option should preventative measures against coronavirus, such as social distancing, prevent the class from being in-person. We are in uncertain times, but want to make the experience accessible and worthwhile, and are planning for that in advance!

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: Jordan Alam

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2020

Start Date: 04/17/2020

End Date: 05/22/2020

Days of the Week: Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$261.00 Member Price:
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$290.00 General Price:

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Jordan Alam

Jordan Alam is a queer Bangladeshi-American writer, performer, and social change educator based out of Seattle. Their work engages with moments of rupture and transformation in the lives of people on the margins. Jordan has performed on stage and facilitated workshops nationwide, most recently at Town Hall Seattle. Their short stories and articles have been published in The Atlantic, CultureStrike Magazine, The Rumpus, and AAWW’s The Margins among others. They are currently writing a debut novel which explores intergenerational trauma, Bengali folklore, and borders – both literal and metaphorical. Learn more about their work at their website:

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