Theresa Broemmer Theresa Broemmer lives in mid-western Illinois with her husband and two children. She has a masters degree in education, and she spent five years in the early childhood field before deciding to stay at home with her children and concentrate on a writing career. She writes poetry, children's stories, and adult drama.
They often seem to exist outside the clock or unfold across a broader sweep of time than a more traditional narrative.
Though a book can pivot on an image, you must also move your scenes through time.
Learn to begin with the elements of your story in motion. Give yourself room to develop dramas to their crescendo. Ward never brings a character into a story without using the appearance to build depth, add nuance, and work against expectation. Does it have a compelling character?
Does it have a plot with a strong cause and effect? That kind of editorial checklist will lead to a story that is merely competent. Why is this character in this particular predicament? Those are the kind of questions that will lead you toward a story that will stick with readers.
In this course we will look at the connections between plot and character, between character and setting, and between setting and theme, etc. While other animals look downwards at the ground, he gave human beings an upturned aspect, commanding them to look towards the skies, and, upright, raise their face to the stars.
But writers since Homer have wrangled with our relationship to what lies beyond what we can see, and feel, and taste. We will use prompts from writers as disparate as Homer, Milton, Pattiann Rogers, Mary Oliver, Faith Shearin, and Li-Young Lee, and we will also write poems inventing new saints for whatever quirky thing needs a saint.
The goal is for you to leave the class with new craft strategies for approaching your own difficult subjects. We all have them. Perhaps you have triaged them as needing life support, but those ghost poems keep nagging at you. Join Gary Copeland Lilley at a workshop about revision, and a re-visioning of the poem from the central images and essential details.
Join others and become the poem-whisperer that you need to be. Check out the crafting skills that will sharpen images, enhance the rhythm and musicality, and doing it all without blowing up your original draft. Yes, you can make your dead poems come alive.
Bring ten copies of your poem. We practice botany now much as Wordsworth practiced it then—as observers, catalogers, interpreters, and oracles. Today as then our writing about plants is so often really about ourselves. The way we relate to plants, describe them, imagine their languages, and make metaphors of their forms shows less about the plant itself and more about how the speaker relates to the natural world.
All of these become irrelevant, however, if you bore your reader with a surplus of abstraction, interiority, and description.
In this workshop, we will break down the recipe for dramatic tension and consider ways to subvert traditional plot structure without losing your reader.
We can be artful, intellectual, introspective and compelling—and to craft the best literary work, we must. Your body of water is connected to streams, rivers, lakes, tides, waterfalls, toilets and faucets…to present homes, childhood homes and ancestral ones by memory, by the water cycle, by policies and by stories.
We will generate poems and prose from images and prompts including Tim Sieble, Langston Hughes and Terry Tempest Williams among others. How can we create fully rendered scenes and lived-in moments when our memories turn them over to us only partially intact?THE FUTURE OF SILENCE Fiction by Korean Women Selected and Translated by Bruce and Ju-chan Fulton ISBN (paper) $16 Buy Now From CCNow 5½ x 8¼ pages.
Spanning almost half a century of contemporary writing in Korea (from the s to the present), The Future of Silence brings together some of the most accomplished twentieth-century women writers with a new . Another of the Lake Poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a close friend of Wordsworth.
He followed him to the Lakes, moving into Greta Hall in Keswick in , and frequently made the trip to Grasmere to visit him. Presenting biographies of some famous poets and writers of all ages.
The biographies highlight childhood, works and achievements and later life of these great poets. The Fireside Poets — also known as the Schoolroom or Household Poets — were a group of 19th-century American poets associated with New caninariojana.com poets were very popular among readers and critics both in the United States and overseas.
Their domestic themes and messages of morality presented in conventional poetic forms deeply shaped their era until their decline in popularity at the. Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney was raised in County Derry, and later lived for many years in Dublin.
Jul 03, · Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Metaphysical poets, a diffuse group of 17th century writers including John Donne, Andrew Marvell and George Herbert.