The Writing Salon’s brand-new Craft Series offers writers an up-close opportunity to learn from and engage with an acclaimed author about the art and craft of writing. In this first installment of the Craft Series, Nina Schuyler will delve into the intricacies of writing style. “While every story has been told,” Nina says, “style offers a way to tell it differently.”
Over two Craft Series sessions, Nina will use passages from her nonfiction book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, and her new novel, Afterword, to illustrate craft points and lead discussions and writing activities. She will share techniques that she incorporates in her own work, including her decision-making process behind selecting sentences, revision strategies at the sentence level, and how she brings her sentences to rich, musical life. Through in-class and at-home writing exercises, you will try out these techniques and strategies, and Nina will provide feedback.
Nina says, “After this two-session experience, you will have the ability to evoke emotions such as anxiety, suspense, tranquility, and euphoria at the sentence level, as well as the tools to craft prose that embodies your own singular voice.”
About The Writing Salon's In-Person Classes
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Nina Schuyler’s novel, Afterword, was published in May 2023 by Clash Books and was named a top book by Alta Journal and Bay City News and a June pick by Towne Center Books. Her short story collection, In This Ravishing World, won The Prism Prize for Climate Literature and the W.S. Porter Prize and will be published in July 2024. Her novel, The Translator, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her nonfiction book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, is a Small Press Distribution bestseller.
- Sunday, June 02, 2:00pm-5:00pm
- Sunday, June 09, 2:00pm-5:00pm