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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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The Style Workshop

Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “style and structure are the essence of a book. Great ideas are hogwash.” In this one day workshop, participants will look closely at the smaller units which make up great writing—the right word, the elegant turn of phrase, the startling epithet, the apt metaphor. Participants will analyze the sharp, staccato, lyrical, and downtempo lines from authors ranging from Shakespeare to Fitzgerald; Joyce to Junot Diaz. We’ll note the pauses, predicates, parallel structures, and punctuation of sentences which endure, and spend time imitating the syntax of writers whose style contrasts with our own. Opening lines and paragraphs of classic works and contemporary prize-winners will form a special focus. We will also examine a variety of journals for “house style” and survey the gamut of current literary tastes. Part of the class will be dedicated to a workshop of participant paragraphs, and the metrical test of reading aloud. The goal will be to stretch the limits of our set form of expression, to strive for clarity, subtlety, and power, one word at a time.

Location: Capitol Hill
Fees: $80.00
Contact: 301-654-8664
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