Workshop 1: On the Level of the Sentence
Starting any sort of writing project is intimidating. How to begin? What should my first sentence be?
This workshop is for anyone facing the anxiety of regular writing assignments or writing deadlines. Using methods of voice work – the spoken language of poetry, prose – and working with the rhythmic quality of lyrics and sentences from a variety of samples, I will model methods that may help writers struggling to form robust sentences, paragraphs, and longer pieces of written work.
The focus of this first workshop will be methods of overcoming writing block on the level of the sentence. We will explore different kinds of sentences: openings, closings, and transitions. Participants will work to make tight links from one sentence to another following a simple method of well-ordered syntax.
At the end of this workshop participants will have a clear understanding of what makes a convincing sequence of sentences in order to produce a clear subject. I will reinforce the significance of small units of writing, building sentence-to-sentence, towards a focused paragraph.
The workshops will run for 2 hours with a break.
- Date and time: Saturday 25th November or Saturday 2nd December, 11-1:30
- Cost: £35 for students; £65 non-student (advance registration below, or cash or cheque upon arrival)
- Venue: Provost’s Lodgings, Worcester College
- Workshop convener: Dr. Sally Bayley
- Maximum number: 20
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