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"If brevity is the soul of wit, then prose poems and flash memoirs are manna for the spirit! They are great ways to cut through to the heart of things; the space limitation helps push writers to leap-frog over thickets of exposition to land on the just-enough resonance of a clear thought or image," says instructor Alison Luterman.

In this online class we'll look at examples of short pieces from practitioners such as Lydia Davis and Russell Edson, and we’ll explore how to incorporate techniques like free association and juxtaposition into our work. Then we'll write, share, and write some more.

Alison says, "By the end of class, students will be conversant in a variety of short forms, and will have a fistful of their own short pieces to link together or savor individually."

All levels welcome; come prepared to jump in and splash around.

 

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

    Alison Luterman is the author of four books of poetry, including In the Time of Great Fires and Desire Zoo, and an e-book of personal essays, Feral City. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Sun, Rattle, The Atlanta Review, Catamaran, and many other journals and anthologies. She also writes song lyrics, plays, and is interested in hybrid forms. She has been teaching at the Writing Salon for over twenty years, and has also taught through Poets in the Schools, at New College, at Esalen and Omega Institutes and at workshops and conferences around the country. To learn more, you can visit www.alisonluterman.net.

Schedule
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, April 20, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, April 27, 2:00pm-4:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, May 04, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Reviews
  • Alison is exactly what I was looking for in a writing teacher. She made the classroom environment very “safe” for us as writers and readers. She gave us very solid, specific, yet kind, feedback. She encouraged everyone to participate, by being present and interested when others were talking.”

    Kristy
  • Alison’s teaching style is a delight. She is informal and warm. She guides the group very well and presents a variety of opportunities for expression that certainly helped me grow. I am also touched by the intimacy that the group developed over time…thanks to Alison’s gentle, but firm guidance.

    Naneen Karraker

Details

Start:
Wed, April 20 @ 9:00 pm PDT
End:
Wed, May 4 @ 11:30 pm PDT
Cost:
$195.00
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81250811540

Organizer

Alison Luterman
Email:
aluterman1@gmail.com

Venue

Online (BK Zoom)
Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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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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