The Stuff of Place [Megan Kruse]
All Levels. What makes a place distinctive on the page? What makes it feel real? In this one-day intensive, we’ll talk about the transformative power of setting, and how the actual objects around us—the “stuff” of our lives—carry meaning and define place. We’ll examine the work of masters like Dorothy Allison, David Guterson, Annie Proulx, and Arundhati Roy to understand how they use setting to transport a reader or to advance a narrative. We’ll also generate writing that feels grounded in place, vivid, and alive.