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You are Here: Create a Sense of Place on the Page

When your writing has a “sense of place,” what exactly does it have? We’ll trace the concept of “sense of place” back through two centuries, drawing on the work of everyone from architects to theologians. Then, we’ll dig into a big toolbox to help you create a strong sense of place on the page, improving everything from characterization to dialogue in the process. Writers working in all genres – or between them – are most welcome.

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: Wendy Call

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 03/15/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Wendy Call

Wendy Call is a recent writer-in-residence at a dozen locales, including national parks, universities, a public hospital, and Richard Hugo House. Her 2011 book No Word for Welcome won the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction.

Photo by Brian Weiss

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