4-Week: The Fabric of Words—Depth and Texture in Prose (Zoom)

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Some writers write, others weave a spell with words. In this four-week class we'll dig into the secrets of metaphor, sound, the roll of a sentence. We'll talk precision, mixing registers, stratifying references, telescoping from large to small, literary code switching, and deploying phrases that tackle the zeitgeist. We'll study passages of master stylists, practice with lots of exercises, produce strange creatures of our own, and defamiliarize our descriptions to make them new. We'll step behind the curtain.

This a generative workshop, consisting of discussion and exercises in class and one or two published essays to read per week. And maybe some take-home exercises too. There may be opportunities to read or share short pieces of writing for some light feedback, but there will be no formal workshopping.

Instructor: John Cotter Learn More


Oct 19, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 26, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 02, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 09, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm