Good Reading, Good Writing
Date: May 20.
If you’re a writer, you’re also a reader—someone who reads not only for pleasure but to discover and analyze good writing. In this workshop, we’ll share ideas about good reading and consider some examples—to identify criteria for good writing, such as: Does it matter to me? (What’s at stake?) Does it move me? (What do I feel?) Does it surprise me? (Is it fresh, original, free of clichés?) We’ll discuss how we might apply these criteria to our work and then draft a brief essay to implement these ideas.
Karen Anderson is a writer who lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan. She was a columnist for the Traverse City Record-Eagle for 30 years and published two collections. Since 2005, she has contributed weekly essays to Interlochen Public Radio. An illustrated collection of her essays published in 2017, Gradual Clearing: Weather Reports from the Heart.”
Karen has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan and is retired from Northwestern Michigan College where she was the director of marketing and public relations. She enjoys camping, canoeing, reading, writing, listening, learning. interlochenpublicradio.org
May 20, 1-3pm
Students will need something to write with such as a notebook and pen or laptop.
The instructor will provide handouts that provide materials for discussion.
Refunds: Requests for cancellation at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.
Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.