New! Brown Bag Lunch Craft Conversations 

Let’s do lunch! Come gather around our table at the Porch HQ. Not exactly a workshop or a lecture, Porch Brown-Bag lunches are opportunities for writers to explore through conversation elements of craft and the writing life. Conversations will be designed and facilitated by Porch instructors. You bring food; we’ll provide food for thought. Space is limited, so register early!

March 27: Writing for Aboutness

 Aboutness?  (No, it’s not a real word; you won’t find it in Websters.) Aboutness is the soul of story; it’s what your high school teachers may have called “theme” or “significance;” what Faulkner referred to in his Nobel Prize speech as “the old verities of truths of the heart, the universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed.” But how to write aboutness without overwriting? Or without underwriting? We’ll discuss, examine examples from literature, and perhaps do a bit of our own scribbling. 

  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 12-1

  • Where: Porch HQ, 2811 Dogwood Place

  • Conversation Leader: Katie McDougall

  • Cost: $15 nonmembers/ $12 members