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The Title as Frame and Invitation

A Second section of The Title as Frame and Invitation will take place on March 7, 2020, and is open for registration now.

All Levels | Where do great poem titles come from? What makes a title “great,” anyway? Through reading and discussing example poems by Angel Nafis, Alice Oswald, Lucille Clifton, Thomas Lux and others, we’ll explore this essential and too-often overlooked craft element. Bring three of your own poems-in-progress, and we’ll practice titling them to entice the reader with a compelling frame and invitation.

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: Elizabeth Austen

Class Type: 1 Session

Term: Winter 2020

Start Date: 02/02/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen traveled the state as Washington’s poet laureate for 2014-16, and is the author of Every Dress a Decision, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. New poems are forthcoming in New England Review and Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is an alumna of Hedgebrook and the Jack Straw Writers program.

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