Storycraft: Character–Mask and Mirror

Notewordies in Kirkland|Wednesdays, October 2-23, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

This class explores your characters’ hidden identities—the masks they hide behind, and the way in which these masks mirror their deepest fears and desires. Send your characters on some “missions of discovery” by playing with point of view and listening to their secrets. Class time includes lecture, discussion, writing and critique.

Before the first class, read the story “Secret Identity” in the collection Get in Trouble by Kelly Link.

Storycraft: Wordcraft

Aljoya Thornton Place Bistro in Seattle |Wednesdays, October 30-November 20, 6:00-8:30 PM

“…when words are tuned to their highest ability…it is possible to feel…language clicking into place.” –Mark Doty, THE ART OF DESCRIPTION

Whether you’re a beginning or an advanced writer, this class will bring you back to the foundation of craft—the specific words that make up your paragraphs and stanzas. Wake up your descriptions through enhanced attention. Discover unexpected images through “meaning networks.” Revitalize the familiar by removing its usual scaffolding. The result will be work that is robust and vibrant—as much a pleasure to read as it is to create. All writing, from fiction to poetry to song lyrics, is welcome, as is that idea that’s just beginning to percolate. Class time includes lecture, discussion, writing, and critique.

Required text: The Art of Description: World into Word by Mark Doty, ISBN-13: 978-1555975630.

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If you take two or more classes, use the code 2CLASSDISCOUNT to save $50.
If you take all four classes (which includes the two writing days on the retreat page), use the code 4CLASSDISCOUNT to save $100.

*Epicwrite Storycraft Classes–Offered in Cooperation with Epicwrite, a Nonprofit Organization

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