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Crafting Your Prose: What Professional Writers Know - A Four-Part Zoom Series

The elements of craft, from the smallest punctuation to the largest structural pattern, determine how your writing impacts your reader. How do writers consciously change their drafts to make them clearer and more emotionally meaningful to the reader? Each class in this series will offer principles and practice in some of the skills needed to write good prose. The class topics are: Reductions, The Ladder of Abstraction, Emphasis and Pace, and Using Figurative Language. Students are asked to bring a page or two of their own writing, along with colored pencils or markers to apply class learning to their own written work.

This is a four-part Zoom class. A computer or other device and an internet connection is necessary in order to participate in this class. A commitment to all four sessions is requested. Space is limited and registration is required. A Zoom invite will be sent to all registrants before the start of the class.

Instructor Anais Salibian has a Master's Degree in English Literaure and a Certification in Secondary Education. She has integrated her various interests to find and create ways to work with people to combine her passion for science with her affinity for the inner life. Anais has taught writing classes at several venues since 1989 and has published a number of works in creative non-fiction. She has a wide range of writing interests that she has brought to her teaching at the library, including crafting sentences, figurative language, unblocking writers' blocks, and writing to heal. In 2004, she received Writers & Books Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature.

Rochester Writes is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division and supported by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and the Suressa Forbes Fund for Local Writers. Please contact Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org for additional information.

Dates & Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm, Tuesday, July 7, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm, Tuesday, July 14, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
  Department - Arts & Literature     Subject - Writing  
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