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Sun Creatures: Sensory Exploration

Drawing on techniques of synesthesia, movement, sensory immersion, myth-making, and eco-poetics, we’ll explore what new creatures of the sun we attract with our heliotropic experiments. Perhaps you want to create a setting for your novel, embellish the atmosphere of an essay or poem, or begin moving in a field of sensory language to create new work. No matter your starting place, by the end you’ll go home with new written work and a more vibrant appreciation of the sensory world.

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: Melanie Noel and Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 03/12/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$67.50 Member Price:
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$75.00 General Price:

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Melanie Noel and Sierra Nelson

Melanie Noel is the author of The Monarchs (Stockport Flats, 2013). Her poems have also appeared in Weekday, Spiral Orb, La Norda Especialo and THE ARCADIA PROJECT.

Sierra Nelson (Typing Explosion, Vis-à-Vis Society), poet, performer, and text-based artist, is author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal) and chapbook “In Case of Loss.” Earning her MFA from U.W. (2002), she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and teaches in Seattle, Friday Harbor, and Rome, Italy.

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