What We Really Mean to Say: Utilizing Poetic Techniques in Prose [Joe Wilkins]
All Levels | In his seminal creative writing craft text, The Triggering Town, poet Richard Hugo claims “all truth must conform to music,” for in music, we find a fuller, stronger truth. In attending to language, we not only say what it is we’re after in more effective, vivid ways, but we very often find ways to say that which we didn’t even know we could say. In this craft workshop we will discuss four techniques for crafting evocative prose. Participants are asked to bring an essay/story-in-progress (though prompts will also be available), as we will have some time to apply these techniques in revision and share revised work at the end of the lesson.