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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction


Mine life experiences and transform raw material for an autobiography, memoir or piece of fiction. Discover your voice and learn to shape your story while maintaining truth and integrity. Acquire skills to render complex characters, distill believable dialogue and incorporate sensory detail. Like contemporary art that breaks down the boundaries between art and life, experiment with points of view and hybrid forms, invent and reinvent from memory. Develop strategies to show not tell and hone the craft of nuanced language. This dynamic course focuses on the art of compelling narrative. Finished works may be a short story, novella, collection of poems, or chapters of a memoir or novel.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XWRT6408
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Writing
Instructor: Martha Fuller
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 07, 2017  -  April 18, 2017
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/21/17
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
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Credit 15385 $1370 Add to Cart
15 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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