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Writing with Your Languages

All Levels | Most of us have important relationships to other languages, even if we only speak English. In this course, we will explore a range of techniques for drawing upon the languages we care about. We will read short essays, stories, and poems in which other languages feature prominently, adapting the authors’ techniques for our own work. Most writing will happen in class, with some light reading and writing between meetings. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of new drafts and an expanded writerly toolbox. Knowledge of a language other than English is not required.

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: Sarah Dowling

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Start Date: 07/14/2018

End Date: 07/15/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$154.80 Member Price:
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$172.00 General Price:

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Sarah Dowling

Sarah Dowling is the author of two books of poetry, DOWN (Coach House, 2014) and Security Posture (Snare, 2009), which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Sarah has also published three chapbooks, US (The Elephants, 2018), Entering Sappho (above/ground, 2017), and Birds & Bees (TrollThread, 2012). Her writing appears in numerous literary journals. Sarah's scholarly book, Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. She teaches at the University of Washington Bothell.

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