CLIFF NOTES WRITING CONFERENCE

Join us for the

2023 Cliff Notes Writing Workshop

September 28th - October 1st

VIRTUAL READINGS LINK


Registration will be open on the REGISTER Page soon


Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer




David Lee



Craig Childs




  • Readings

  • Discussions

  • Writing Instruction

  • Homework Sharing - 2023 Dave’s assignment: “Make It New”

A. Pick out a day of the year. Could be a holiday, oldest – the solstice holidays, important days, new way of looking at it.

B. Pick out a time of day or night. Write about it in a way no one else has done. See it, examine it discuss it

Keys:

1. Keep audience in mind, not yourself. Pick the audience, give them something they need. Why this audience?

2. Purpose and keep tight focus. Keep that purpose.

3. Focus on imagery – the senses. Sensory poem.

4. Figurative language – metaphor and similes

Maybes:

1. Try no state of being verbs

2. Write without a singular personal pronoun – no I’s.

3. Play with form - fixed stanzas, Do something different with the form. Don’t do this the way you’ve done it before.

Each participant has 2-3 minutes to share.

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