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“The imagination knows all stories before they are told,” wrote the poet William Carlos Williams. “What that says to me,” says instructor Katharine Harer, “is that all of us, whether we already think of ourselves as writers or we’re just starting to explore the craft, are primed for creative writing. Words, ideas and images are inside us, just waiting for us to open the door and let them out.”

This online class will help you hone the practice of tuning into your imagination, opening the door to your writing. You’ll learn practical tools and skills to write in a variety of genres—poetry, memoir, fiction, and personal essays. During each class session, we’ll do regular writing exercises that are accessible and fun, and we’ll share our work, listening to and learning from one another. We’ll discuss stories, poems, and essays by published writers to learn how and why they grab us and to bask in their artistry. Short out-of-class assignments will help reinforce the skills of tapping into your experiences, finding your distinct voice, and creating vivid imagery.

“In the five weeks we’re together, we’ll become a community of writers, helping and inspiring one another,” says Katharine. “You’ll leave with your own customized toolbox of techniques and tips, and pieces you’ll be proud to have written.”

 

About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.

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Instructor

    Katharine Harer loves teaching creative writing. She has worked with hundreds, maybe thousands, of students in her over thirty-year career as a community college writing teacher at Skyline College and private workshop instructor. Katharine has published six collections of poetry, the most recent, Jazz & Other Hot Subjects, in 2016. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published widely in literary journals, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Her travel essay Delle Donne appears in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2016, from Travelers’ Tales.

Schedule
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, September 21, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, September 28, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, October 05, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, October 19, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Reviews
  • I found Katharine's teaching style empathetic and helpful. She was always about improving, no matter what level we were at. 

    Katie

Details

Start:
Wed, September 22 @ 1:30 am PDT
End:
Wed, October 20 @ 4:00 am PDT
Cost:
$310
Event Category:

Venue

Online (Synchronous)
Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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