What makes a piece of writing come alive? What gives it emotional resonance, energy, and depth? How do we transform the raw material of our lives—our observations, memories, insights, dreams—into compelling poems, stories or essays that lure in a reader? In this class, we’ll dive into these questions, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of writers as we investigate the craft elements (image, narrative, syntax, metaphor, etc) that make a piece of writing vibrate with feeling and energy. And we’ll dive into our own work, immersing ourselves in our creative processes to find new doorways into ourselves and our writing. Whether you’re new to writing or have been at it for years, this class will provide you with a supportive, inspiring environment in which to explore. | Open to all writers. Maximum: 12 writers.
[Note: This workshop is designed to be paired with Patrick's Revision Strategies workshop in Session II. Writers are welcome to take both, or just one.]