Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1-3 pm

A Workshop with LeAnne Howe

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Fee: $35/$30 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern
Registration: Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.

One of the craft tools that a writer must deploy in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry is using verbs as images of movement. What a reader "sees" in a story’s movement, pacing, and plot, are determined by verb choices the author makes. LeAnne Howe’s craft lecture and exercises are meant to build on a writers' instincts of shifting the camera-eye by choosing verbs that enhance the narrative. She will discuss deceased white male writers, and living Native women writers and their approaches to using verbs as images.  In addition, the workshop will offer writing exercises to improve verb usage. 

About LeAnne Howe

LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and filmmaker. Her most recent book, Choctalking on Other Realities, won the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and her next work, Savage Conversations, is forthcoming in 2019 from Coffee House Press. The recipient of a United States Artists Ford Fellowship and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, Howe also received the 2015 Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award. She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature in English at the University of Georgia, Athens.


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