Tag Archives: Writing classes in Seattle

Winter Writing Classes in Seattle, Consultations and Retreats

Winter, moving into spring, can be one of the most powerful times to find and engage in our stories and to be in community with writers in Seattle. If you’d like to enroll in Healing Narratives, or in a one-on-one mini course please email me: corinne.manning@gmail.com. This winter and upcoming:

  • Healing Narratives: Nonfiction Class in Ballard; Thursdays February 5-March 12 (skipping Thursday March 5)
  • Fanning the Flame: One-on-One Four Week Courses; rolling start dates

And upcoming in the Spring:

  • New! Weekend Long Retreat and Intensive on Vashon Island: March 27-29 (This will be rescheduled in May or June. Apologies and please stay tuned)

Healing Narratives: Nonfiction Class 

Thursdays: February 5- March 12 (skipping Thursday, March 5)

7-9pm

Location: Ballard

Instructor: Corinne Manning

Cost: $180

to enroll email: corinne.manning@gmail.com

Maybe you went on a road trip and figured it all out, or had a psychic tell you to take care of your feet, or survived, or learned to use your loss in a new way. In this safe space we will use methods that explore the outlying regions of our memories. Through numerous exercises we will explore our memories and allow them to transform from experience to narrative. Our goal will be to create narratives that heal the reader as purely as it healed the writer. There will be in class exercises and some out of class explorations. Outside reading will include selections from narratives of healing:  Matthew Sanford, Roberto Bolano, Kate Borenstein and Alice Walker, among others.  This class is open to all genders. Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible, with a ground floor entrance. Please inquire for more info..

Fanning the Flame: One on One Course

Rolling dates, 4 weeks

Cost: $200

Instructor: Corinne Manning

This is a build your own course that you and I co-create together. There are two, hour long, in person meetings at the beginning and the end of the session, and writing assignments and reading are established to best fit the needs of the individual student. This is a great launching off point for those looking to find their voice and is also a powerful option for those needing to fan the flame of your own writing process.

I’m very excited to be offering a weekend long writing intensive at my home in Vashon Island. More information will be available soon.

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Fall 2014 Writing Classes and Consultations

It’s time for fall classes! This season join me for a two day class on Vashon Island and one-on-one mini courses in Seattle. To enroll or for further information please email corinne.manning@gmail.com.

 

Caring about the Reader

Two class meetings: Saturday October 4 and Saturday October 25

Time: 1-3:30pm

Location: Vashon Island

Instructor: Corinne Manning

Cost: $125 (includes both meetings. Two sliding scale spots available)

In 2012 at Town Hall, Junot Diaz said that a reader is a writer’s greatest friend. In this two day prose focused class we’ll explore this question: what does it mean, as writers, to care about the reader? We’ll consider how to make it apparent in our writing that we know that the reader is there while not limiting our own vision. The potential for this exploration is a mutual exchange for the writer and reader. The first class will consist of generative writing exercises and discussing examples from masters such as James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, and George Saunders. Our second class meeting will focus on discussing student work.

 

Fanning the Flame: One-on-One Writing Consultations

4 week course

Rolling Dates: Now scheduling September, October, and November

Price: $200

This is a build your own course that you and I co-create together. There are two, one hour long, in person meetings (book ended at the start and finish of the 4-week period). Writing assignments and reading are established to best fit the needs of the individual student. This is a great launching off point for those looking to find their voice and is also a powerful option for those needing to fan the flame of their own writing process.

Testimonial: I had a project that I wanted to work on but the whole idea was so huge and overwhelming that I had no idea where to start. Working with Corinne individually calmed my panic and gave me the direction and accountability I needed. Corinne also encouraged me to attempt projects I would have been too insecure to try on my own like pitching a story to the Moth podcast. She has without a doubt expanded my creative process and I can see a difference in the work I am producing. I could not have tackled this project with out the one on one help from Corinne. Jessica Cashman, Psychology for Women

 

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