January 23 & January 30
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
An important and often neglected part of writing is reading. We are readers before we are writers, and reading continues to shape, to fill, and to drive our work once we become writers. In this class we will explore the act of writerly reading: how does it differ from other kinds of reading? What do writers notice in the writing of others that the average reader might not, and how do they use what they find in their own work, without becoming imitative? Show up prepared to read, mark, and discuss.
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February 2 - March 8
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other’s work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.
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Saturday, March 19
9:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Still one of the most exciting and unique writing events in the Intermountain West, Writing for charity brings together professional writers, editors, agents, readers, and novice writers for a day-long conference and book signings. Proceeds benefit charitable organizations for children, helping underprivileged kids get their hands on books.
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