Using Strange Words to Inspire Unusual Writing
Words are a writer's currency. Add to your stash in this workshop, where we'll explore a wide variety of lost, unusual, and untranslatable words, transforming them into inspiration for extraordinary writing. We'll experience how playing with and employing these words and their meanings can take our writing in new, different, and unexpected directions, resulting in deliciously fresh flash fiction or the rich, gorgeous beginnings of a longer story. The session includes a brief collage activity as the basis for imaginative writing.
August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Kimberly Lee left the practice of law some years ago to focus on motherhood, community work, and creative pursuits. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Davis School of Law, she is certified as a workshop facilitator by the Center for Journal Therapy, the Center for Intentional Creativity, SoulCollage®, and Amherst Writers & Artists, and serves on the board of directors of the latter. A former editor and regular contributor at Literary Mama, she has also served on the staff of Carve and F(r)iction magazines. Kimberly’s stories and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Minerva Rising, LA Parent, Fresh Ink, Words and Whispers, Toyon, The Ekphrastic Review, Wow! Women on Writing, Read650, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, Have You Seen Me, was a semi-finalist in Simon and Schuster’s Books Like Us First Novel Contest. Kimberly trusts in the magic and mystery of miracles and synchronicity, and believes that everyone is creative and has unique gifts to share. She lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.