“All morning I lay down sentences, erase them, and try new ones. Soon enough, when things go well, the world around me dwindles: the sky out the window, the furious calm of the big umbrella pine ten feet away, the smell of dust falling onto the hot bulb in the lamp. That's the miracle of writing, the place you try to find--when the room, your body, and even time itself cooperate in a vanishing act.” ― Anthony Doerr
Compression, metaphor, precision, humility. While studying poetry and the lyric works of others, this generative workshop in poetry and prose will look at ways to select, refine and intensify the language in your writing. Ready to take some risks in your writing? Let's risk finding our best words. This is a great summer retreat workshop for writers of all levels.
Led by Writing Fellow Jennifer Dorner: Jennifer Dorner was a 2013-2014 Atheneum Fellow and studied in the Poets Studio from 2014-2016. Her poetry has appeared in The Timberline Review, VoiceCatcher, and is forthcoming in Verseweavers, and she has received literary awards from Willamette Writers, Oregon Quarterly, and the Oregon Poetry Association. Jennifer earned her B.A. in English from the University of Oregon. She coordinates the Attic Institute's popular monthly all-genre open mic, Fridays on the Boulevard, and co-founded the Vault Voices reading series.
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