Word Painting Workshop
with Jennifer Lang
Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 – 13:00
As Neil Gaiman writes, “All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.”
Sensory details—the smell of your mother’s favorite perfume forty years ago, the sight of your grandfather’s dentures on the bathroom sink, the feel of your first boyfriend’s black leather jacket against your bare arms—invoke the five senses to help the reader picture the setting and feel engaged in the story.
In this workshop, we’ll awaken and enlist each of our senses through readings and prompts to infuse our prose with energy. Open to all genres, all levels.
Details: 410nis; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled; includes light snacks and refreshments.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives and writes in Raanana. Her essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Ascent, The New Haven Review, The Tishman Review, and on Brevity’s One-Minute Memoir and NPR’s Hanukkah Lights podcast, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominee, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity.