Deptford Literature Festival workshop with Leone Ross

A practical workshop designed to help you use touch, smell, sound, taste or sight to inspire and improve your sentences.

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Location
London
Date
19.03.2022
Time
2:00 pm
About the Event

A practical workshop designed to help you use touch, smell, sound, taste or sight to inspire and improve your sentences. BSL interpreted.

Are you the kind of reader or writer who admires detail on the page? Are you inspired by descriptive prose, original ideas and evocative specificity?

Perhaps you’d really like to write using your senses – smell, sound, touch, taste, sight – but you’re not sure how to begin. Or maybe you’ve been trying to imbue your work with colourful energy for a while, but you’re not sure how to assess your efforts!

This three-hour workshop will provide practical ways to concentrate, capture detail and edit the sentences inspired from that mindful process.

Writers will consider not only our favourite senses, but those they pay attention to less frequently; the construction of the ‘sensory sentence’; the use of figurative language and juxtaposition; and how to use attention and specificity to avoid cliches.

Writers will examine the work of some of the best sensory writers, including Toni Morrison, Annie Proulx and Shivanee Ramlochan.

The workshop is suitable for all adults, working in prose or poetry. While best for those who have already begun to write, it will be helpful for all writers at beginner or intermediary levels.

Writers will spend part of the session outside, with a choice of several nearby sites/spaces in Deptford, with safe options for varied physical abilities.

Image credit – Hayley Benoit