2017-04/02 Place in Writing with Rich Farrell
Good writing always evokes a sense of place for its readers, but how? What does a writer do, and how do we organize our concepts of place, to create vivid and memorable settings? How do we evoke memory, emotion, longing, and story through the specific locations where a story happens? We will explore these questions and write from prompts in order to deeper our contact with the physical surroundings where our stories happen.
Richard Farrell is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet and a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he has worked as a high school teacher, a defense contractor, and as a Navy pilot. He holds an MFA from the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories. His work, including fiction, memoir, essays, interviews and book reviews, has appeared in Hunger Mountain, A Year in Ink, upstreet, New Plains Review, Descant (Canada) and Numéro Cinq. He lives in San Diego.
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