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Scene vs. Reflection in Personal Narrative

All Levels | Reflection is the nonfiction writer’s gift to the reader, offering meaning to your sister’s brush with Covid-19, an encounter with a blue heron, that day you learned your husband had gambled away your life savings. It’s crucial to know when to let a scene do the work and when to pull back into exposition, summary, and meaning-making. In this workshop you will generate several dramatic scenes for your memoir (or essay), then weave them with reflection. Expect the unexpected.

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.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Start Date: 03/13/2021

End Date: 03/14/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$247.50 Member Price:
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$275.00 General Price:

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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