Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 28, 2023
  • End Date: March 21, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Digging into the Details

This generative workshop will explore the power of detail and description in prose. We'll consider practices both on and off the page that help readers fully connect with the characters, worlds, and scenes we're describing. Along the way, we'll share work in a supportive setting and take cues from masters of close noticing like Ross Gay, Nicholson Baker, and Lynda Barry, whose specific observations and vivid language bring brilliance and originality to their work. Students will leave with new pages and with strategies to carry forward into future writing projects.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum

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Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For more of Liza go to lizabirnbaum.com.