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What We Really Mean to Say: Utilizing Poetic Techniques in Prose

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.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Joe Wilkins

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 10/24/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$90.00 General Price:

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Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of the novel,
Fall Back Down When I Die (Little Brown),
a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers
(Counterpoint), and three poetry collections,
most recently When We Were Birds, winner
of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry.
He directs the creative program at Linfield
College.

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