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Writing Along with Madness, Rack, and Honey

All Levels | Inspired by Mary Ruefle’s innovative book of essays Madness, Rack, and Honey, we’ll savor reading 1-2 chapters each week, then generate our own writing (poetry or prose) using in-class writing prompts that jump off Ruefle’s text. Whether you’ve read the book before or are coming to it new, you’ll leave this class with a passel of new drafts and some fresh creative approaches sparking off of Ruefle’s one-of-a-kind mind. Come curious and ready to experiment! Optional instructor conferences at end.

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Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/20/2020

End Date: 11/08/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info:

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