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"More Than a Feeling: Writing with Emotion" with Greg Garrett

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

3/7/2015 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration for this workshop is now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door of the event as long as seats remain, and walk-up rates will apply. Please see our Classes page for more details.

$49 for members (log in for member pricing)

$109 for nonmembers

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

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, March 5. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

You have perhaps heard it said: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." And yet, you may also be able to remember times when you have imagined a scene intensely--and yet it just lay there on the page.

In this Saturday morning workshop, you'll learn about moment-by-moment description, five ways writers communicate emotion in prose, and complete a focused writing exercise that teaches how to put those lessons to immediate use.

About the instructor:

Greg Garrett is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, memoir, or nonfiction, including the acclaimed novels Free Bird, Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal. The 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University, where he teaches creative writing, literature, and film, Greg has also read, spoken, taught, and led workshops across the US and Europe. He has taught highly-rated courses for the Writers' League on novel writing, point of view, dialogue, humor, and many other topics, and enjoys the chance to meet and work with writers at every stage of their careers. He lives with his wife Jeanie and their family in Austin.

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NOTE: 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 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


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit