LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM
Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This month, instructor Lindsey Danis discusses "More Than Setting: How Place Brings Meaning to Our Work."
From the instructor: "Place is more than setting. It can be a character, a tool for transformation, a subject, or a motif. While description brings a setting to life before the reader's eyes, it is in working with metaphors, myths, and cultural touchstones that place transcends the descriptive to take on a significance in narratives. In this workshop we’ll explore the ways that writers make place meaningful within their work with a focus on different kinds of settings: known places, unfamiliar places, and returned-to places, those we've left but carry within us. We will learn about the genre conventions and tools of travel writing for context, then study works by writers Meredith Talusan, Jaed Coffin, Annie Dillard, and Yangsze Choo. This workshop will strengthen your descriptive skills and attention to detail while offering you new ways to conceptualize, research, and write both real and imagined places."
For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.
- Cost: $5.
- Register below.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
- Please note: By registering for this workshop, you consent to being contacted via email by our Write Here, Write Now partner for a post-event survey.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Lindsey Danis is a freelance writer covering food, travel, and LGBTQ topics and the creative Nonfiction editor at Atlas & Alice. She holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Lindsey's writing centers LGBTQ voices with a focus on fostering resilience and celebrating queer joy. She is currently working on a novel, and her essays have appeared in Longreads, AFAR, Condé Nast Traveler, and other publications. Forthcoming publications include an essay on rural queer community-building in Riding Fences: Essays on Being LGBTQ+ in Rural Areas (Alternating Currents Press) and queer potlucks as a space of capitalist critique and collective action for a PM Press anthology on anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian food ways.