Seattle Writes: Writing Outside the Map
Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Writes: Writing Outside the Map
WhereDelridge Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
Class typeOther
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryAward-winning poet Laura Da’ guides you through evoking place in your work.
DescriptionThis generative writing course uses the conceit of the map as a central metaphor for crafting new work and evoking place. The creation, crossing, and elimination of boundaries of language, place, and narrative will underpin writing prompts and extension activities designed to encourage new work and invigorate the revision process.



Laura Da’ is a poet, teacher, and the Poet in Residence at Hugo House. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program.  Her first book, “Tributaries,” won the 2016 American Book Award. Her newest poetry collection, “Instruments of the True Measure,” is a finalist for the 2019 Washington State Book Award.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class however seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP

or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of a grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources

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Contact Phone206-733-9125
Contact InfoDelridge Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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