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Place as Character: A Writing Workshop to Capture Your Surroundings (And Readers)
April 8 - June 2$365
In writing, a town or city, room or yard, can be as much a protagonist as flesh and bone.
In this class we’ll read clips from both fiction and nonfiction that concern a deep investment in place. We’ll explore how a) people change within different surroundings, b) discuss techniques for revealing hidden traits of yourself, and c) write a nonfiction narrative or essay about going from a place of stress to one of relief.
Students with an interest in essay and memoir writing should enroll to learn more about the mechanics of who, what, where, when and why as applied to writing. The class project will be a 1,200-word excerpt for any type of personal or nonfiction writing, with several shorter “warm-up” writing exercises beforehand, gradually building to the final assignment.
All writers- from entry-level writers to experienced will get a tremendous amount of craft and insight from this course. No prior writing experience is necessary. Just bring your love of the written word and a story to tell!
Instructor: Kenneth R. Rosen