Discovering and Deepening Your Story
With Sonora Jha
August 28 - September 4, 2022
You may have a glimmer of any idea toward a story. You may have a complete first draft that yearns for nuance and layers. In this workshop, you will find the tools to craft your essays, your memoir, or your work of fiction by breaking out into new discoveries in your voice, your characters, your arc, your story.
Sonora Jha isn’t a teacher, she’s a facilitator of magical happenings. Although, maybe that’s what being a great teacher truly is. This course was a very educational and inspiring experience that will not be forgotten. – Josh Wallace, 2021 participant
Sonora will offer lessons in craft and give you writing prompts to generate fresh writing in your plenty of self-directed writing time. The group will gather for nightly fire-side conversations to share bits of writing from the day, or exchange ideas about craft and the writing life.The workshop is appropriate for all writers from all backgrounds and any skill level. You need an interest in writing, but you do not need to have published anything yet.
Writers will be asked to submit a one-page description of the writing project they are working on/hope to work on once registered.
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Terms & Conditions
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Health & Safety
By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here.
SONORA JHA, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook,…
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