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Writing About the Women in Your Family

All Levels | Who are the women in your family? What stories need to be told? How have these women helped you claim your place in the world, or what secrets might still be holding you back? We’ll explore the roles of these women in our lives and how they’ve shaped us. During class, we’ll use prompts to generate micro narratives (300 words or less) and prose poems, discussing how the movement between these two forms can strengthen the story you are trying to tell. Finally, we’ll consider how these pieces may be submitted individually or organized as part of a chapbook, memoir, or more extensive body of work.

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.

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Instructor: Darien Hsu Gee

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Start Date: 08/10/2021

End Date: 08/31/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

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Darien Hsu Gee

Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. She won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawai‘i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of Excellence for Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir. Darien serves as series editor for Hali‘a Aloha, a micro memoir writing and hybrid publishing program, and is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. Her recent collection of micro memoirs, Allegiance, about growing up Chinese American, was an Editor’s Pick for BookLife (Publisher’s Weekly). Darien lives with her family on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

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