We're In This Together:
A Cross-Genre Popup Class For Sitka Fine Arts Camp Writers Past & Present

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
—Peter Handke


Course Description

One of the greatest aspects of being a writer is finding a home in a literary community. After all, writers write from anywhere: they have crafted exquisite works despite war, famine, hardship, illness and despair. It is, in fact, a writer’s job to bear witness, and as these things so often go, very rarely does a writer control what, exactly, they are witnessing. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the very necessary cancellation of the 2020 Sitka Fine Arts Camp, all Sitka Fine Arts Camp writers—past andpresent—are invited to come together and share in a week-long interactive, collaborative virtual creative writing course. We’ll engage our eyes, our brains, our hearts, fight isolation, and draft new material that is both shaped by and in spite of the global pandemic that keeps us apart. This class will be full of cross-genre readings, collaborative discussions, and writing exercises that probe deeper questions about art, form, and the elements and craft of creative writing. Perhaps most importantly, it will provide each of us a literary community despite our isolation. We’ll explore what happens when we come together: online, and in one another’s presence, and certainly in our art. Come ready to share ideas and stories, whatever they look like so far.

Sign Up

To be eligible to enroll, you must be a former SFAC student or an enrolled student for the 2020 Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Because our classes will occur daily on Zoom, you must also have access to an Internet-enabled computer. If you meet these qualifications, please enroll! The class is pay-what-you-can, with all proceeds going directly to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. If you are able, please consider making a donation.

Monday, June 22


Tuesday, June 23


Wednesday, June 24


Thursday, June 25


Friday, June 26


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