Courses: Summer 2018

 Arher Rakham illustration, Undine Lost in the Danube

Writing Hybrid Forms

In this course, we'll explore writing in hybrid forms that combine the conventions of poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction. We'll look at speculative memoirs, lyric essays, story poems, and other work that breaks the rules of genre and form. We'll read excerpts from Ariel Gore's speculative memoir, We Were Witches, and examine how this work combines fiction and nonfiction, introducing the fantastical into the arena of realism. We'll also look at the way Maggie Nelson wraps poetry into a memoir that also borrows conventions from academic essays in The Argonauts. As we read work by cross genre writers like Michael Ondaatje, Anne Carson, Salmon Rushdie, Toni Morrison, and Virginia Woolf, we'll also generate our own new hybrid material. During the final weeks of the course, you'll have the chance to develop and polish your own hybrid piece and submit it for instructor feedback. 

PAst Courses



Writing Hybrid Forms | Summer 2018 | online | The Loft

Writing Feminist Fairy Tales | Spring 2018 | online | The Loft

Advanced Creative Writing | Fiction | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Portland Community College

Beginning Creative Writing | Fiction | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017  | Portland Community College

Beginning Creative Writing | Prose | Winter 2015 – Spring 2015 | University of Washington


Literature/Academic Writing and Research

College Writing – Feminist Literature | Winter 2018 – Spring 2018 | Portland Community College

Writing with Research | Fall 2016 – Winter 2018 | Portland Community College

College Writing | hybrid course | Fall 2016 – Fall 2017 | Portland Community College

College Writing | Fall 2013 – Fall 2014 | University of Washington

World Literature – Fairy Tales | online| Winter 2016  | Renton Technical College

College Writing and Writing with Research | online and f2f | Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 | Renton Technical College

Technical Writing | Winter 2016 | Renton Technical College