At KAC 2019, she will offer two seminars:
Let Poetry inform your Prose: The Art & Craft of Telling a Tale: How could the poetic lens inform your writing? Are there ways of training the ear and eye to better turn a narrative line? Sonya Chung, teacher and blogger, writes “Fiction is a Trudge, Poetry is a Dance” and that good literary fiction is “language-rich, language-precise, language-driven.” Is she right? We’ll explore some common poetry techniques that translate well into a variety of written forms, including memoir and long-form fiction. Attend this session and expect to do a little writing and responding to a prompt. We’ll use revision to demonstrate the power of repetition and metaphorical language.
Poet as Farmer–how journaling plants seeds of Creativity: Whether you ascribe to Natalie Goldberg’s Zen daily practice, or Julia Cameron’s Artist’s Way, journaling can be an incredibly productive tool. But how do writers get started? Are prompts part of the process?
What of word lists? When do you know that a seed might be ready for harvest? In this session, we’ll explore sparks for creativity and examine some possible resources and activities. Expect to write and journal as part of the process.
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