The Art of Slow Writing [Ann Hedreen]
All Levels | “The best writing grows by accretion, over time,” writes Louise DeSalvo in The Art of Slow Writing. “Taking time prevents us from writing knee-jerk responses to challenging material. It encourages us to reflect upon, and express, the complexity of our subjects.” In this generative class, we’ll explore ways to slow down our memoir writing: to allow ourselves time to imagine, to experiment, to add richness and depth. We’ll also look at examples by writers who work this way, including John Steinbeck, Annie Dillard, Pam Houston, and Barack Obama.