Inner Workings: Logic & Layers with Kate Finegan
Black Lives Matter. All proceeds from this workshop will be donated via ActBlue to bail funds across the United States.
A mentor of mine collected clocks. Walking into her house was like entering the chest of a hundred-hearted animal, with all the ticking. I think of those clocks, with their rotating gears and tiny moving pieces, when I revise. Every piece of writing has its own internal mechanisms that make it tick. In this generative weekend workshop, we will explore different types of internal logic that might be at work within a piece of prose or poetry. Understanding how a piece moves between ideas and events will allow writers to hone the temporal, spatial, emotional, and cognitive journey and build deeper layers within the writing. We will study published works and generate new writing. This workshop takes place via the Longleaf Review website and Zoom, with live meetings tentatively scheduled for Friday at 7 pm and Saturday/Sunday at 4 pm (ET).