Darien Gee

Instructor Bio:

MFA, author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. Her collection of micro essays, Allegiance, received the Bronze IPPY award in the Essays category. Ms. Gee also received a 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawai‘i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Po?okela Award of Excellence for Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir. She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship.

Instructor Statement:

For over 25 years, I’ve helped writers get their words into the world. I love exploring the possibilities that come with a new story or idea. I believe we’re natural storytellers, and sometimes just need a little support, structure, and information to get us where we want to go creatively. My classroom is a place for ah-ha moments, clarity, and kindness towards yourself and others. It’s also fast paced, engaging, and an opportunity to level up from where you are to where you want to be. It’s a place to develop and hone specific writing skills but it’s also a literary community. Be open to learning from the writers around you, pay attention to your own life and words, and come with a willingness to do the work necessary to help you achieve your goals while taking care of the writers around you. I look forward to working with you.

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