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The Art and Craft of the Sentence

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Apr 23
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Apr 23
2:00 - 5:00PM CST
INSTRUCTOR:
Freya Sachs
LOCATION:
The Porch Headquarters at 2811 Dogwood Pl, Nashville, TN 37204
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Sentences help us control, shape, and color language: they are the sinew of writing. In this class, we will look at a range of sentences -- complex, compound, simple -- and consider the ways that syntax shapes and creates meaning, as we write new sentences of our own and reconstruct old ones. We will also consider what happens when grammar falls intentionally apart, and how in poetry, the line can interrupt and contradict how the sentence does it work. This class is designed for writers of all genres, as we all write sentences.

Freya Sachs is a teacher and writer in Nashville, TN. She is chair of the English Department of University School of Nashville, where she teaches high school English and creative writing. Her poems can be found as part of Nashville's Poetry In Motion series, in the anthology Extinguished and Extinct: An Anthology of Things That No Longer Exist, at Rove poetry, and elsewhere, and her fiction reviews can be found at BookPage. She holds an AB in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University.

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