Sat, Sep 18 | Online Workshop via Zoom

Closing the Distance

Time & Location

Sep 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Online Workshop via Zoom

About the Event

Have you ever written something oh, so wonderful and your readers just didn’t get it? Our role as writers is to connect the reader to the emotional truth you're telling, and it doesn’t always work. That connection lives in the clear tone of a poem, the intriguing monologue of an unreliable narrator, or the way you describe the icicles outside the hospital window. All the choices you make – who tells the story, the sensory detail you select, your timeline and setting—either draw your reading closer or push them farther from you. This workshop will study examples from masters to highlight techniques that draw the reader closer, and then we’ll do some prompted writing to practice those techniques. We’ll close the distance between writer and reader. Let’s get close. Writers of all experience, genres, and form are welcome. Please join us if you are newly “writing-curious.” Bring the tools you prefer to use and a photograph. It can be any random photograph of anything. It does not have to relate to your writing.

*Jennifer Brennock, “JB,” has taught writing for thirteen lucky years. She writes in all genres and is a mom, a historic preservation student, and a typewriter enthusiast. She sells spicy poems on Etsy and provides one-on-one feedback to writers who would like to bolster their craft. Find a list of her published work with links here. JB lives in Portland, but spends enough time in Astoria that she should probably pay Clatsop County taxes.

  • Writer's Guild Member Discount
  • Mining your Life for Laughter

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