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Writing the City

All Levels | In 1972, the American physicist P. W. Anderson published an influential paper titled “More Is Different.” What did he mean by this? Simply, there is a point when you have so much of something—so many cells, so many ants, so many people—that something new emerges. With this in mind, we turn to Seattle, a city that has gone through a lot of changes in recent years. What do these changes mean? And how can we write about them? Does a new Seattle demand a new language? This class will explore these questions and more with texts, writing workshops, and the general intellect/experiences of the participants.

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: Charles Tonderai Mudede

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/16/2018

End Date: 02/20/2018

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Charles Tonderai Mudede

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

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