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Writing the Complicated Self
November 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$80
There is a great temptation to airbrush ourselves on the page, to fill in the pockmarks of our flaws—and yet this leaves us not only less trustworthy, but less interesting. Students will explore how the contradictions in their personalities—the gaps between dirty laundry and grace—are the most interesting spaces for both readers and writers. Together, we’ll discuss how craft choices around persona and structure can help us harness this charge and write into our gorgeous, complex selves.
We want our writing classes and Delves to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.
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Katherine Standefer is the author of Lightning Flowers: My Journey To Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life, which is a Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. Lightning Flowers was also selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice/Staff Pick, named one of Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2020, was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her writing appeared in The Best American Essays 2016. Standefer earned her MFA at the University of Arizona and teaches for Ashland University’s Low-Residency MFA. She lives on a piñon and juniper-studded mesa in New Mexico with her chickens.