CLASSES

 

The Blank Page

and

The Silver Screen

Saturday, January 15, 2022

taught by Alan Berecka and Stephen Jay Schwartz

2 to 4 pm Central

via Zoom

Click here to register for this free event.

Writers of all skill levels welcome!

We believe that literary arts education should be accessible for all, which is why we don't charge for our monthly classes. However, we appreciate donations to defray costs.

 

About this class:

Screenplays and poetry are two art forms that have more in common than you may realize. Understanding these similarities can help poets and screenwriters alike. Both emphasize the importance of image. Both are made of delineated parts line/shot scene/stanza, stanza breaks/ cuts. Sergei Eisenstein’s theory on film, which in a nutshell is Shot A + Shot B = C, applies to poetry writing too!

 

Expect creative writing prompts that will meld your favorite movie with poetry.

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  • an Amherst Writers Method Workshop

    Starts Jan 24

    175 US dollars
 

In a Flash: 

The Art of Narrative 

in 1000 Words or Less

Saturday, February 5, 2021

taught by Sarah K. Lenz 

2 to 4 pm Central

via Zoom

Click here to register for this free event.

Writers of all skill levels welcome!

We believe that literary arts education should be accessible for all, which is why we don't charge for our monthly classes. However, we appreciate donations to defray costs.

 

About this class:

Whether you call it sudden fiction, micro-memoir, or flash, very short-form narrative is explosive. Because it’s so short, the language is tightly packed and the images concise. Highly compressed pieces are filled with tension, careful observation, and lyrical language. In this class, we’ll explore how images, energy, conflict, and polarity work together in flash fiction and flash nonfiction. You’ll learn how this form borrows from both long-form prose and poetry. You’ll also analyze examples of great contemporary flash writers including Kathy Fish, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Pamela Painter. Finally, you’ll get a chance to practice writing exercises to develop your own flash-writing skills.

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