SUMMER: Ed Skoog's Describing Your Life Workshop | July 23 - 27

This multi-genre workshop will assist writers who wish to go deep into what Toni Morrison called, in her Nobel lecture, "the vitality of language," which "lies in its ability to limn the actual, imagined and possible lives of its speakers, readers, writers." Through reading and writing exercises, we will concentrate on the craft of description, the techniques of characterization, and the impressionist approach, as described by Ford Madox Ford, "to produce the effect of life on the reader." This one-week course would be suitable for those interested in exploring these concepts in poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, drama, or any creative written medium, though the course will be led by a writer whose focus is poetry. Participants will write at least ten pages of new work in a variety of forms and styles. | Maximum: 12 writers

Register for this workshop

Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm, July 23 - July 27,
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)