SPRING: Heather Brown's Language of Your Life Workshop | Apr 3 - May 1

“How astonishing that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite.” ~ Jack Gilbert “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart"


Led by Teaching Fellow Heather Brown

Often we find the experiences of our lives difficult to put into words. Language can be just as much a barrier to communication as it is a tool and guide. In this workshop, we’ll explore how language, and specifically the vocabularies of various disciplines and industries, might hold keys to unlocking the stories of our lives we haven’t yet been able to tell. We’ll look at samples from all genres, write each week, and share ideas for “containing” our stories using the vocabularies of science, medicine, art, nature, technology, social and domestic life, and more. Once contained within these vocabularies, a story may find new ways of being set free from linguistic limits. We’ll focus on life stories and the languages that best convey them, even when those languages may at first seem to have nothing to do with the stories themselves. | Maximum: 12 writers

Register for this workshop

Tuesdays, Apr 3 - May 1, 10am - Noon, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $207 (cash/check); $219 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $222 (cash/check); $234 (PayPal).