How do the length and structure of our sentences influence the way our writing works? In this workshop, we'll use the work of Sandra Cisneros and exercises developed by Ursula Le Guin to learn how to make our sentences work for us. We'll also discuss sentence-based revision strategies developed by Felicia Rose Chavez that we can use while revisiting our work.
Appropriate for all levels of writing!
MATHANGI SUBRAMANIAN is an award winning Indian American who believes stories have the power to change the world. Her novel A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, the TATA prize for fiction, and the Valley of Words Prize, and was longlisted for PEN/Faulkner and the Center for Fiction First Novel prizes. Her middle grades book DEAR MRS. NAIDU won the South Asia Book Award. Her essays and op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, Ms. Magazine, and Zora Magazine, among others. A former public school teacher, and senior policy analyst at the New York City Council, she holds a doctorate in communication and education from Columbia University Teachers College.
"Mathu was such a wonderful instructor! She does an amazing job facilitating discussion, and she values everyone’s contributions."
"Mathu is engaging, patient, and generous with her thoughts and experiences!"