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Let’s Make a Lexicon: Collecting Words

“To use language well is to use it particularly: precision of utterance as both a form of lyricism and a species of attention.” —Robert Macfarlane

All Levels | How do we get there? In The Writer’s Portable Mentor, Priscilla Long says, “For most virtuoso writers, collecting words is a definite, specific, regular habit.” Let’s create lexicons tailored to our work. Drawing on Long’s lexicon practice and others, we’ll engage with familiar and unexpected sources, and put our words to work with generative prompts.

Instructor: Samantha Claire Updegrave

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2019

Start Date: 04/20/2019

End Date: 05/11/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Samantha Claire Updegrave

Samantha Claire Updegrave writes creative nonfiction, profiles, book reviews, and poetry. She's an MFA candidate at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and assistant editor at Soundings Review.

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