Place: What It Is, Why Every Genre Needs It, and One Simple Way to Create It
Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The writer Dorothy Allison has said, “Place is emotion. Place is people with desire.” Join Kate Asche for a discussion of what place is and why it’s so crucial to every work of literary art. Expand your craft toolbox by looking at how place functions across genres, and explore how evocative portrayal of place connects voice, character and conflict. Come away with a short new draft and a list of resources for further exploration of this topic.
Kate Asche, M.A., writes poetry, essays and short stories. She’s a creative writing teacher and literary community builder. Her chapbook, Our Day in the Labyrinth, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poem “Incoming” was selected by Camille Dungy for the summer 2015 issue of Colorado Review, and she was a finalist for the 2011 Audio Contest at The Missouri Review. She has published poetry in Bellingham Review, RHINO, Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets (2012 Anthology) and elsewhere. Her creative nonfiction appears in an early issue of Under the Gum Tree. A graduate of the UC Davis Creative Writing Program, she coordinated The Tomales Bay Workshops under the direction of Pam Houston and is also a trained facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method. She also helped to establish the award-winning I Street Press at Sacramento Public Library. Since 2005, she has taught creative writing in a variety of academic and community settings. She volunteers as contributing editor for the creative nonfiction journal Under the Gum Tree. She teaches workshops in Sacramento and provides manuscript coaching to writing groups and individuals. Follow her and get the scoop on local writing events at www.kateasche.com.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map.
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb via the CWC Contact page.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.