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An important and often neglected part of writing is reading. We are readers before we are writers, and reading continues to shape, to fill, and to drive our work once we become writers. In this one-day session we will explore the act of writerly reading: how does it differ from other kinds of reading? What do writers notice in the writing of others that the average reader might not, and how do they use what they find in their own work, without becoming imitative? Show up prepared to read, mark, and discuss. This course is designed (but not required) to be taken in conjunction with 'The Writer's Toolbox.' Please bring a sack lunch. Maureen teaches writing at the U and is the former president of Writers at Work. Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, and Alaska Review. She has just finished a memoir titled The Gods Between Us and is currently working on a creative nonfiction novel based on the 1930 murder of Dorothy Moormeister.