Class
Descriptive Language

Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Date
Time
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Number of Sessions
1
Day of the Week
Saturday
Duration
Single Session
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Descriptive language is a writer's most powerful tool for creating what John Gardner called the best fiction—a vivid and continuous dream.

Readings and exercises will focus on the importance of specificity, how to deftly work with adverbs and adjectives, describing with all five senses, and how to effectively communicate emotion. We will experiment with making the strange familiar and the familiar strange. We will read and discuss excerpts from the work of writers such as Jesmyn Ward, Lucia Berlin, Isaac Babel, Arundhati Roy, David Mitchell and Chekhov.

Come prepared to write! Both writers of fiction and nonfiction will leave with a stronger sense of what constitutes excellent writing and how they might achieve it themselves.