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).

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About Kate Finegan

About Kate Finegan

Kate Finegan is the Editor-in-Chief of Longleaf Review. She is the author of the chapbook The Size of Texas (Penrose Press) and her work has won contests with Thresholds, Phoebe Journal, Midwestern Gothic, and The Fiddlehead, and been runner-up for The Puritan's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize and Synaesthesia Flash Fiction Prize, and longlisted by Room.