In this weekend workshop to focus your writing for 2020, we will try to help you get organized for the year ahead by organizing your goals -- and getting started now. As with Life Writing (weekend workshop in October) 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
Note: This workshop can be taken as Part 2 of Life Writing (Oct 26-27) or as a standalone class. There will be some review from the October workshop, but all the prompts and direction will be unique to this weekend's class.