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Writing the Gorgeous Shipwreck of Middle Age

Intermediate | If middle age was a Brady, it’d be Jan: at turns invisible, daring, envious, faltering—and funny. Approached with intention, writing about one’s midlife experience can be a keen lens for revelation and purpose. We’ll write from in-class prompts and discuss readings that explore middle age with humor and thoughtfulness. We’ll plumb its shuddering complexities, hard-won wisdom, and delectable triumphs. Writers will develop a collection of new flash starts or a segmented work and will have the option for an instructor conference.

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: Gabriela Denise Frank

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 01/12/2022

End Date: 02/16/2022

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank's work has appeared in galleries, storefronts, libraries, anthologies, magazines, podcasts and online. Her essays and short fiction have been published in True Story, Hunger Mountain, Bayou, Baltimore Review, Crab Creek Review and The Rumpus. Her writing and literary art installations are supported by 4Culture, Jack Straw, Artist Trust, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center and the Civita Institute.

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