The Art of Description/The Art of Syntax - Writing Class
- $ 150.00 $ 150.00
October 10 - November 14
Wednesdays 10am – noon
Members: $125 (Login)
WIN - Writers In Nature Series: An 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker.
The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry and ,Short stories
A class for everyone interested in writing prose or poetry. Over six weeks, you will read and write using the following two books for reference:In The Art of Description, Mark Doty emphases how to say what you see using sensory images and movement in your writing. Ellen Bryant Voight's The Art of Syntax helps writers improve on word choice and word placement as part of revision and to create rhythm as you write. Join in exploring language with Sue B. Walker and Gail Gehlken.
About our Instructors:
Sue Walker is Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama where she served as Department Chair and the Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing during a tenure of 35 years, She was Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012, and is the publisher / editor of Negative Capability Press. She has 10 published books of poetry, as well as numerous critical articles and essays and anthologies. Currently, she serves on the Board of Blakeley State Park, the Alabama Writers Conclave, and has been President of the Alabama State Poetry Society as well as The Conclave. She received her PH.D, MA. and M.A.T. from Tulane University and her B.S. from the University of Alabama. She is the author of the Mellen award-wining- The Edological Poetics of James Dickey: A Study in how landscape shapes the Being of Man (Mellen Press) and In The Realm of Rivers; Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta (New South Books). Her latest book (2017) is from Clemson University Press.
Gail Gehlken is a poet and a teacher of English language and literature. She received a B.S. in English Education from University of West Alabama and an M.A. in English from the University of South Alabama. In post graduate work, she studied poetry and creative nonfiction with Sue Walker. In addition, she has studied poetry under Marge Piercy. She has published two chapbooks, Standing Stones (2011) and A Good Season (2017). Her most recent publications appear in Birmingham Arts Journal and the Botanical Artist: Journal of American Society of Botanical Artists.
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