“Prose from the Poet’s Toolbox” (Three Saturdays: Feb 24th, March 10, and March 24, 10 am - 1 pm)
What can we find in the poet’s toolbox that will make our prose writing shine with images and sing with the sounds of the words? Whether we are writing memoir, creative nonfiction, or a piece of fiction, we can look beyond plot and character, dialogue and setting, to the language itself for the reading pleasure that need not be limited to poems. Virginia Woolf said, “All writing is nothing but putting words on the backs of rhythm” and William Carlos Williams said, “No ideas but in things.” We’ll look at prose examples that echo these and other poetic principles. You may find yourself writing prose or poetry—or wondering which is which.
Cost $285 for three workshops. Maximum 15 people. Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland.
Register at www.mountainwriters.org or send check payable to Mountain Writers, 2804 SE 27th, #2, Portland, OR 97202.