Know Your Obsessions, Control Your Prose

Know Your Obsessions, Control Your Prose

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We all have them; obsessions that have taken root in our consciousness, images that we use over and over, exhaustively reaching into our depths and pulling out multi-sensory effigies from our personal (and shared) histories. In this workshop you will come to a heightened awareness of the images that haunt you and how you can use them to their fullest potential. We will share thoughts on how obsession and metaphor is woven into our writing, how to avoid those troublesome cliches, and look at established writers effectively utilizing their obsessive images. Finally, we will engage in guided poetic exercises to hone in on our most potent images, using the precious ferocity of language to feed your ongoing project or to spark something entirely new.

  • Instructor: Loie Rawding
  • Length of workshop: 3 hours
  • Date: Sat., Mar. 3
  • Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Refinery Nashville


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About the Instructor:

Loie Rawding is a writer and mixed media artist raised on the coast of Maine. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado where she also taught creative writing and was an editor of Timber Journal. Loie works as a freelance writer and editor for independent businesses, and is a creative mentor to a wide spectrum of artists. Her work has appeared in SAND: Berlin’s English Literary JournalThe WandererMap Literary (2016 Pushcart Prize nomination), AnamesaDREGINALD, and Lemon Hound, among others. Loie is a recently settled transplant to Nashville from Boulder, Colorado, by way of Brooklyn.