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The Poet’s Craft in Nonfiction

All Levels. This weekend workshop is for poets who wish to expand into essays and/or memoir. Mary Karr, Mark Doty, James Galvin, Lucy Grealy—many poets have ventured into prose to tell their stories, and those stories remain infused with their poetic craft. Looking at both poems and prose writings from established poets, we will address metaphor, emblematic objects, dramatic arc, and the importance of ear. Not only will you stretch your feet into the legroom of prose, you will also rise in altitude as a poet. Each participant will leave with a draft of a new essay or section of a memoir.

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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: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 10/22/2016

End Date: 10/23/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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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