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"Deliberate Description" Workshop

  • The Porch HQ 2811 Dogwood Place Nashville, TN, 37204 United States (map)

When you could choose to describe any of a hundred different details in a scene—the trees, the light, the smell of the old carpet, the sound of the dishwasher—how do you decide what to include and what to leave out? This course will help you write descriptions that are more deliberate: beautiful, but also purposeful; images that give the reader a sense of place while, at the same time, contributing to a larger motif that will imbue your work with deeper meaning. We'll look at examples from other masters of description (Jo Ann Beard, Chris Jones, Barbara Kingsolver) and dissect their choices. Then we'll try this approach ourselves with some in-class writing exercises.

Earlier Event: June 15
"Telling Your Story" Workshop