The Importance of Being Structured: A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler
Colorado Writing School
Writing is a messy process. Without a reliable structure the article, essay, or book you're writing has a good chance of becoming chaotic--which can cause you to feel confused. In this class, we will discuss strategies and tactics for creating a solid structure for your writing project. We will review types of structure, including their strengths and weaknesses. We will also look at the perils of not having a reliable structure, i.e. what can happen when a writer grants too much status to "the creative process." Students will learn that a solid structure is one of the few things that a writer can rely on to keep the writing process sane. And when a writer lives within a solid structure, that structure can even inspire more creativity. ***This class is geared toward memoir and nonfiction writers.
When: Saturday Oct 21, 2-4:30pm
Where: Office Evolution, 357 S. McCaslin in Louisville
Cost: $65/$55 Member Discount Price
Sacred Journeys: A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler
A former senior editor at Outside magazine and a seasoned magazine journalist and travel writer, Brad Wetzler will teach a workshop on sacred journeys, a topic he’s writing about in a travel memoir about his months-long walkabout across Israel and Palestine, aka the Holy Land. He will discuss the historical basis of pilgrimage as well as the special way that sacred travel can bring us deep wisdom if we are open to it. He will also discuss how to plan your own sacred travel adventure, and how to write about your travels to sacred places in a way that will be honest to your experience and move your readers with its authenticity and meaning. Come prepared to discuss and write about your own sacred journeys!
The Art of the Travel Essay: A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler
A former senior editor and a longtime contributor to Outside magazine, Brad Wetzler has traveled on assignment for many major magazines. In this class, he distills his knowledge and wisdom into a workshop focused on teaching you to write powerful travel narratives. You’ve taken the trip, you have the stories to tell, but you’re not quite sure how to turn an exciting experience into a riveting travel story. This pen-to-paper workshop will introduce you to the elements of an effective travel narrative, including tips on creating an entertaining first-person “persona” and making use of the crucial “Accordion Theory of Time.” Bring notes about a recent journey and be prepared to write!