Sponsored by The Wilsonville Public Library, The Friends of the Wilsonville Library & The Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council
Sunday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.
$5 at the door ($3 for students & seniors)
Topic: Writing that works: How to learn from what you read and how to write what people remember
What pulls you into a book? What kicks you right out? What makes you ache when a book draws to its close? What makes you slam it shut and swear you will not open it again? Everyone’s experienced these feelings, but it is a writer’s job to dive into them, explore, figure out and then – and then either try to avoid or emulate them. This seminar will evaluate several authors techniques for making their writing work, including emotional content, reader investment, and subliminal connections, and plain old word, setting and character choice and development. Bring an example of a passage that you think particularly works so that we can figure out why. Then we will use one or two of the techniques we have discussed to polish up our own writing.
Naseem Rakha is an award-winning journalist whose stories have been heard on OPB, and NPR. The Crying Tree, has been selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series and is a recipient of the 2010 PNBA Book Award.