In this four session workshop to cap the summer and refresh your writing, attention will be devoted to the quality of remembering and remaking your past experiences and stories on the page. Our focus will be on observation, with discussion and demonstration-writing exercises designed to include new techniques to frame your writing, draw out the details of place, use images to make fresh comparisons, and to pay attention to landmarks that anchor your imagination. While this in-class writing workshop is useful as preparation for large-scale pieces of writing (stories, novels, essays, poems), it also serves as a complete experience in and of itself. Prompts range in length from several minutes to an hour, allowing you to build from feelings to scenes and beyond. Each session will feature new techniques and strategies. | Maximum: 20 writers
SUMMER: Life Writing Workshop w David Biespiel | Aug 12 - 21
Mondays + Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8pm, Aug 12, 14, 19, 21 | 10 hours
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).