Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 22, 2023
  • End Date: July 22, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Bring Your Writing to Life with Sensory Details

Whether building a fictional world, setting the scene for memoir, or crafting a poem, specific sensory details bring your writing to life. We will begin this session with a series of meditations on touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste, then practice integrating our observations into our writing, seeking out precise descriptions that are uniquely our own. We end the session by choosing the best descriptions to include, cutting the rest so as not to overwhelm the finished piece.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

April Dávila

April Dávila


April Dávila is an award-winning author and certified mindfulness instructor. Writer’s Digest listed her blog (at as one of their Best 101 Websites for Writers. She is the co-founder of A Very Important Meeting ( She is a practicing Buddhist, half-hearted gardener, and occasional runner.