In this class, we'll learn the basics of accessing the rich world of science of all kinds (astronomy, archeology, ecology, psychology, among others) to generate new ideas and add depth to our creative writing. We'll look at where to find the inspiration, what makes a good scientific study, and the basics of reading a study through the lens of creative writing. We'll also read texts of authors and poets whose work relies heavily on these subjects. This will be a heavily generative class, with many writing prompts given to demonstrate this method of gathering new ideas for your writing. No science background is necessary.
Note: This class is scheduled to take place in person at Porch HQ. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and we will enroll a maximum of 10 participants. Masks are not required at this time, though we will revisit this policy as needed. Check our website and this listing for details before you attend class.
Julie Sumner is a writer who has worked as a critical care nurse, transplant coordinator, and massage therapist. She recently completed her MFA in poetry at Seattle Pacific University. Her work has appeared in Fathom, The Englewood Review of Books, The Cresset, Juxtaprose, San Pedro River Review, Catalpa Magazine, and The Behemoth.
Julie is new to The Porch. Welcome!