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"A Poet's Tips for Novelists: Rhythm, Imagery, and Economy of Words" with Liz Garton Scanlon

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Mitte Carriage House
1008-C West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

4/19/2014 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


$49 for members (log in to website for member price)

$109 for nonmembers

Children’s author and poet Liz Garton Scanlon offers up language-level ideas and exercises in this half-day workshop dedicated to bringing the impact of poetry to your prose. We’ll look at examples of highly compelling reads that are also “beautifully written” -- pieces that are not just structurally sound but also “emotionally evocative” -- thanks to the use of poetic devices and a poetic sensibility. Scanlon will facilitate hands on practices in imagery, metaphor, rhythm and sound, and more, as a way of helping you fully realize your fiction.

This class is perfect for:

-- Novelists looking for their “voice”
-- Poets trying their hand at novel writing
-- Writers ready to wordsmith their prose and take their text to the next level
-- Writers looking for a fresh way to see their manuscript and figure out what’s next


Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of the highly-acclaimed Caldecott-honored children’s book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, as well as the brand new The Good-Pie Party, illustrated by Kady McDonald Denton. Other books include Happy Birthday, Bunny; Think Big, and others. Her first novel for young readers, The Great Good Summer, is due in 2015. Ms. Scanlon is also a poet, teacher and a frequent and popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. To learn more, visit her web site at

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NOTE: All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For more information on class policies, please visit our Classes page.


This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at


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