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Telling One Story to Tell Another: Nonfiction of Depth and Width

All Levels | Whether you’re working on a memoir or a long essay, this will help you find a fresh way to frame your narrative. Like a Rothko painting with several bandwidths of color, your book or essay can possess more than one story and resonate beyond your original intention. We will cover braiding, urgency, and narrative delay. This course is for anyone struggling with structure. Each participant will leave with a new draft of a chapter or essay.

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: 08/10/2019

End Date: 08/11/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 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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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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