WORKSHOP 11: Writing as Re-enaction: Prose that Engages the Senses

By Whistler Writers Festival (other events)

Saturday, October 14 2017 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

With Steven Heighton. Writing as re-enaction is a crucial, if largely invisible technique that good poets use, but it can be vitally important to prose writers as well. It allows them to create sentences or passages of great vividness and sensual intensity. To work re-enactively is to embody—in the full sensual meaning of that word—whatever you’re writing about, rather than just describing it. During this two hour seminar, we’ll discuss re-enactive techniques, after which participants will write some sentences or paragraphs, then read them to the group, while responding to others’ compositions.