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"Better Prose Through Poetry: Using Rhythm, Repetition and Other Poetic Tools in Your Writing" Online with Charlotte Gullick

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Location
Online Class


5/9/2018 From 6:30 PM CST to 9:30 PM CST


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$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Everyone who registers will have access to the class recording for one week.


Want to craft more memorable prose and images in your novel, story, or memoir?

Poetry's economy of language and use of powerful images offers creative, succinct points of divergence for writers of all genres. This class will focus on specific poetic tools such as rhythm, repetition and alliteration to seed, deepen, and refine new and in-progress writing. We will study 3-5 poems and essays that engage poetic techniques and generate new material to incorporate into a current project or begin a new one.

From novice to rising novelist, to seasoned, successful writers and screenwriters, this workshop will provide a broad spectrum of perspectives on poetry’s richness as foundation, catalyst and lively companion. Participants are asked to bring a copy of a favorite poem to work with.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • Your prose, when re-reading it, seems flatter than you'd like.
  • You want to craft images that will stick in the reader's head.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Charlotte Gullick is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds BA in Literature/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis as well as a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship for Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, and residencies at MacDowell and Ragdale.


LOCATION

Online

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page and Online Classes page.

Registration will close on Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.




Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.