Shaping Silence in Poetry & Prose with Kate Finegan
White space on the page. Subtext roiling beneath a conversation. Pulse-pounding in the silence of a sleepless night. Snow crunching beneath boots as you walk hand-in-hand with a loved one. Silence is lively; silence is loud. Silence is a tool that can be used to heighten tension or to soothe. Silence can be whatever you want it to be. The skilled writer knows how to raise and lower the volume in a poem, essay, or story, in order to shape the reader’s experience of the text. This weekend, we’ll explore the shape of silence and use exercises to unlock more meaningful space within our work.In addition to a discussion forum, participants will have access to three live Zoom meetings, tentatively scheduled for: Friday – 7 p.m., Saturday – 4 p.m., Sunday – 4 p.m. (all times EDT).