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All Levels. Plot is challenging, which is why many writers adapt plots from classic tales to tell stories. Jewish tradition abounds in juicy tales you can use to deepen or build a story. We’ll look at the origin, classic telling, a retelling, and a contemporary reworking of three tales: Lilith, the golem, and the Mysterious Stranger. Participants will choose one, write a story around it, work on how to use the tale effectively—and learn about plot along the way.
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.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 01/19/2017
End Date: 02/23/2017
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Mary Lane Potter is the author of A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.
Potter’s nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Witness, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Hevria, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.