Spring 2019: Writing About Place: May


Spring 2019: Writing About Place: May


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May 15 – June 8, 2019
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Chelsea Biondolillo
For writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

Whether in nonfiction or fiction, a richly-felt space/place can add depth as a backdrop or intrigue as a main character. In this generative workshop, students will write a portrait of a place, either natural or man-made, with an emphasis on depth, mood and researched accuracy. Using cultural or natural history resources, students will gather details, and learn how elements of craft can create mood and personality. You will have the opportunity to get feedback on your writing and learn techniques for incorporating settings and landscapes into prose projects after the class is completed.

Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of two prose chapbooks, Ologies and #Lovesong, both from Etchings Press, UIndy. Her first full-length essay collection, The Skinned Bird, is forthcoming from Kernpunkt Press in June 2019. She is a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. She has a dual master’s degree in both creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. Her journalism has appeared on public radio and in Science, Discover Magazine, Nautilus, and others. Her prose has appeared in a number of online and print spaces, including Brevity, The Fourth River, River Teeth, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Flyway, Diagram, Essay Daily, Creative Nonfiction, Vela Mag, Orion, Sonora Review, New Ohio Review, and others.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.