Course Catalog

Word Church

All Levels | In this mixed-genre course, we will huddle together in the darkest time of the year to read, discuss, and experience the wisdom of words. We will also write and share our own ambitious explorations of the human condition—birth, death, faith, nature, epiphany, plague, war, ecstatic states, family, and other urgencies. We’ll look at work by Dante Alighieri, Octavia Butler, Teresa Avila, Christopher Okigbo, Nelly Sachs, James Hollis, Joy Harjo, Hafez, Rumi, Annie Dillard, R.D. Laing, Brecht, and more!

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: Lisa Wells

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 02/21/2021

End Date: 03/28/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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$305.00 General Price:

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Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells is the author of The Fix (2018), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and a book of nonfiction, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her work appears in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Believer, N+1, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, at The Poetry Foundation and elsewhere. She’s taught poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Arizona, and at Yale-NUS College in Singapore where she was a Writing Fellow in Residence. She lives in Seattle.

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