10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Verbs As Images/Images As Verbs
One of the craft tools that a writer must deploy in writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry is using verbs as images of movement. What a reader "sees" in a story’s movement, pacing, and plot, are determined by verbs choices the author makes.
This craft lecture and exercises are meant to build on a writer’s instincts of shifting the camera-eye by choosing verbs that enhance the narrative. We'll discuss dead white male writers, and living Native women writers and their approaches to using verbs as images. In addition, the workshop will offer writing exercises to improve verb usage.
The teaching artist will read and review student work in advance of class.