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The Practice of Writing

What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received? What do you wish you’d known when you first started out? In this class, Nunez will discuss her writing practice and philosophy, as well as offer hard-earned advice. Questions and discussion will be welcome. A part of the class will be devoted to discussion and critique of participants’ work — short essays, short stories, or excerpts of longer fiction or nonfiction works. Manuscripts should not exceed 1200 words; they will be submitted to the instructor and distributed to fellow students for reading in advance of the class.


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Instructor: Sigrid Nunez

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Spring 2020

Start Date: 05/22/2020

Days of the Week: Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sigrid Nunez

Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels,
including A Feather on the Breath of God
(Picador, 1995), The Last of Her Kind
(Picador, 2005), and The Friend (Riverhead,
2018), which won the 2018 National Book
Award and was a finalist for the 2019 Simpson/
Joyce Carol Oates Prize.

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