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.
December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
December 6: Member registration opens
December 13: General registration opens
Liza Birnbaum's writing has appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Tammy, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and teaches at Hugo House, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington's Robinson Center. She's been awarded residencies from Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture and Fishtrap. For more of Liza go to lizabirnbaum.com