Sense and Meaning: Creative Writing Workshop with Laura Smyth
AUGUST 13th, 2016
This workshop will center on utilizing all your senses when creating metaphor to enhance the emotion and beauty of your writing. We’ll take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings in Copper Harbor to do some nature explorations and short hikes as part of our workshop activities.
Topics covered will include:
• metaphor and imagery in both poetry and prose
• heightening emotion with precise language
• exercises in creating metaphors and imagery that involve the senses
Participants will share examples of their own writing for thoughtful critique by the group as well as participate in writing exercises designed to help overcome the intimidation of the blank page. The workshop leader will also provide participants with resource materials aimed at broadening and sharpening their capacities with language as an art form. Genres we will discuss include poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Beginning and experiences writers are welcome to participate.