Deliberate Description

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Deliberate Description

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When you could choose to describe any of a hundred different details in scene—the trees, the light, the smell of the old carpet, the sound of the dishwasher—how do you decide what to include and what to leave out? This course will help you write descriptions that are more deliberate: beautiful, but also purposeful; images that give the reader a sense of place while, at the same time, contributing to a larger motif that will imbue your work with deeper meaning. We'll look at examples from other masters of description (Jo Ann Beard, Chris Jones, Barbara Kingsolver) and dissect their choices. Then we'll try this approach ourselves with some in-class writing exercises.
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  • Instructor: Christy Lynch

  • Length of workshop: 3 hours

  • Date: Saturday, July 20

  • Time: 2 - 5 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

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Christy Lynch is a memoir and humor writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, and her comedic essays have been featured in live storytelling productions such as Tenx9 Nashville, That Time of the Month, Life Out Loud, and others. She's an editor by trade, as well as an MFA candidate at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Find out more at christy-lynch@com and @christylynchpin.