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WDtS Online: Teresa!!!: The Art of Naming in Our Writing

Friday, December 9th, 11:00am-12:30pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out This Form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

One of the most engaging challenges a writer faces is the process of bringing a character to life. In this course, we’ll examine how a writer might do so via an underutilized tool: sound. If, according to poet Derek Walcott, poetry is Adam’s task of giving things their names, how might this process of naming give life not only to characters but also to things and settings? We’ll study, in selected readings of short fiction and poetry, the art of invocation, and the music and the dramatic potential of the refrain and the direct address. Participants will  leave this session with the beginning of a first draft. All writers of all levels are welcome!

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information! 

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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