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All Levels. Charles Baxter calls subtext “the unspoken soul-matter” of a story. It is the invisible element that makes creative writing come alive with dimension and meaning. This class will combine lecture and workshop to lead students to a deeper understanding of what subtext is and how to incorporate it into their writing, both in dialogue and narrative. Students will discuss examples of subtext in fiction, and have an opportunity to workshop portions of their writing.
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.
Joe Ponepinto is the publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal, and teaches fiction writing at Tacoma Community College. His novel, Mr. Neutron, will be published by 7.13 Books in spring 2018. His stories and criticism have been published in dozens of journals in the U.S. and abroad.