Sally Dawidoff: Showing vs.Telling, or How to Grab a Reader by the Throat

Saturday Oct. 12th, 10 am to 4 pm
$95 members/$110 others     Berkeley

“‘Show, don’t tell’ has become a writing-workshop cliché,” says Sally Dawidoff, “but it’s both meaningful and useful.

“In this workshop, we’ll explore showing vs. telling, using as our point of departure the advice about writing that Anton Chekhov is said to have given his brother: ‘Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.’”

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Sally Dawidoff: Poetry Workshop: Finding Your Subjects

Five Saturdays, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (skip 11/30) 10:30 am-1 pm   CLOSED
$215 members/$245 others     Berkeley

Mary Oliver’s poetry focuses on the natural world. “Most of my poems,” said Langston Hughes, “are racial in theme and treatment.” Sharon Olds returns again and again to familial and romantic love. “My subject is War, and the pity of War,” wrote Wilfred Owen.

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