Course Catalog

Online Class | Yikes – What Will They Say? Writing About Family

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

TIME CHANGE: This class will now run from 10 am – 4 p.m PDT. This has been updated from the print catalog. 

All Levels | How do we write about our intimates and remain honest, yet fair? How much to reveal? Can we publish this stuff with a clear conscience? Yes, it’s tricky. This class will address all these questions and more. Dipping into work by writers like Mary Karr, Patti Smith, Brian Dillon, and Ann Patchett, we’ll learn tools that help us stay faithful to the truth while serving our larger storytelling goals. You will leave with three new scenes for your memoir or essay.

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: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Start Date: 05/30/2020

End Date: 05/31/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$261.00 Member Price:
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$290.00 General Price:

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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