What makes a piece of writing come alive? What gives it emotional resonance, energy, and depth? What’s that magical quality which causes a poem or story to linger in your mind for weeks? How do we turn the raw material of our lives—our observations, memories, insights, dreams—into compelling works of writing that draw in a reader? In this class, we’ll dive into these questions, investigating the craft elements (metaphor, structure, syntax, sound, etc) that make a piece of writing vibrate with feeling and energy. Each week, we’ll discuss and draw inspiration from the work of a diverse array of writers and do plenty of in-class writing exercises. Whether you’re looking to write poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or something in between, this class will provide you with a supportive, inspiring environment in which to explore. | Maximum: 12 writers
SPRING: Patrick Dundon's Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop | Apr 2 - Apr 30
Tuesdays, 8 - 10pm, Apr 2 - Apr 30, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $210 (cash/check); $222 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $225 (cash/check); $237 (PayPal).