Debunking the "Show, Don't Tell" Myth (with Kate Senecal)
If you even took one writing class in high school or college you've heard the phrase "show, don't tell." In this workshop, we'll explore the many ways that "telling" is useful, and how good prose is actually made up of a rich combination of BOTH showing and telling. Participants will learn strategies around the best way to reveal information in their short stories depending on the context and the desired effect through analyzing published work, class discussion, and in class writing exercises. Students will be provided with the option of sharing their work in class and obtaining verbal feedback, but this is at the participants' discretion.
KATE SENECAL received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013. She is the Assistant Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, and a workshop facilitator for Writers for Recovery in Vermont. Her fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com, where she was the fiction editor for two years before it stopped publication.
WHEN: Saturday, March 9 (10 - 5pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA