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Writing About the Workplace

All Levels | Our workplaces are, for good or ill, fascinating reflections of the larger culture, as well as the site of countless relationships, growth arcs, power struggles, and other dramas. Yet they’re strangely underrepresented in modern memoir and essays. Let’s fix that, shall we? In this generative class, we’ll pair seminar-style discussion of published writing about the workplace with exercises designed to give you new angles for exploring and explaining that weird, inspiring, infuriating, complicated place (whether physical or virtual) where you spend so much of your time.

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: Kristi Coulter

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 03/06/2022

End Date: 03/27/2022

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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$240.00 General Price:

Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter is the author of the memoir NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS (MCD x FSG), a 2018 finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She has been in residency at the Ragdale Foundation and Mineral School and is the recipient of a grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Elle, Alaska Quarterly Review, Columbia Journal, DAME, The Believer, and elsewhere. Kristi holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award and the Stephen Farrar and Roy Cowden Fellowships. She has taught writing at the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, and Hugo House. Her forthcoming book, EXIT INTERVIEW (MCD x FSG), is a literary memoir of her decade-long career as an Amazon executive.

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