Bramble Creek Writing Workshops

Object Lessons: from Artifact to Abstraction

5-week online class with Lisa Ohlen Harris

September 23 – October 27, 2019


Creative nonfiction brings together the concrete and the abstract, grounding relationships and emotion in the physical world and analyzing artifact in order to excavate memory and launch speculation. Through weekly readings, instruction, conversation, and prompts, this 5-week online class will look at the use of physical objects in our writing as a launching point to memory, reflection, speculation, and insight.


Week One              

Setting the Stage


Week Two

Artifact as Axis


Week Three                                

Speculative Nonfiction     


Week Four  

Letters and Fair Use   


Week Five

Anchoring Abstraction



Basic (no instructor feedback) $160 early registration / $180 after September 2, 2019

Includes all class materials: readings, lectures, discussion board, prompts, and peer review


Premium $295 early registration / $325 after September 2, 2019

Includes all class materials + instructor feedback on up to 3,000 words 


Classes are run asynchronously on the Wet Ink platform, and at the end of each course all content is delivered to participants digitally. To learn more and/or register, email