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Writing Addiction

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | Stories of addiction and recovery often follow a familiar fall-and-rise template that’s true in broad form but lacks the specific, nonconforming details and quirks of voice that make stories authentic and memorable. In this class, we’ll look at work from writers who have pushed past standard themes and language to tell addiction stories only they could tell, and we’ll generate new work of our own. Expect a playful, supportive, and craft-focused approach. (And a big-tent definition of addiction/recovery — substances, sex, gambling, you name it.)

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: Kristi Coulter

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 06/28/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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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