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June 2023

Writing the Senses and Beyond in Maine

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - July 18 @ 9:00 pm
USM Campus–Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St.
Portland, ME
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$245 – $450

A Cross-Genre Writing Workshop Level: All Levels The world arrives for us through our senses, and so we rely on them to navigate our daily lives, identify hazards and rewards, and form the memories through which our identities take shape. But translating our sensory experience into language can be daunting, and in some cases, feel nearly impossible—how to capture something as elusive as a nearly-forgotten scent, or as complex yet gut-wrenching as Guernica, or as distinctive as a beloved’s voice?…

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6 Weeks, 6 Stories at GrubStreet

June 8 @ 10:30 am - July 13 @ 1:30 am
Online/Remote
$355 – $370

Whether you want to expand your knowledge, experiment with new forms, or just produce fresh work, this fun, intensive class will give you the opportunity, over six weeks, to begin six new short stories and/or write new material as a basis for longer work. Each week, through a series of directed, in-class writing exercises, you will explore plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language. Students will share work with one another for in-class workshop sessions. Classes will also include craft…

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The End: How Do I Get Out of this Story at GrubStreet

June 9 @ 10:30 am - June 16 @ 1:30 pm
Online/Remote
$130 – $150

While openings are easy to discuss, endings are a bit more challenging, as they require that we be familiar with an entire story. That said, a great ending is where a story can either fizzle or indelibly emblazon itself in our consciousness for the rest of our lives. In this two-part class, we'll examine the endings of stories by writers such as Tobias Wolff, Edward P. Jones, Rebecca Makkai, Erin Somers, Chad M. Anderson, and Ye Chun, as well as…

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