Imagery Intensive with Lindsey Crittenden, Dec. 3rd & 10th (In Person)

Lindsey Crittenden

Lindsey Crittenden Credit: JD Beltran

SATURDAYS, DEC. 3rd & 10th | In this two-day intensive, you’ll explore how to make imagery work for you in your own writing, whether fiction or nonfiction. Effective imagery goes far beyond flowery description to bring your reader closer to the experience on the page and to evoke thematic resonance. A well-placed image can reveal character, mood, context, tone, or setting. Whatever your subject matter, imagery brings it to life through concrete detail.

Through in-class exercises and homework, you’ll practice drawing on intuition and right-brain association to harvest images; you’ll also learn how to choose and shape those images. We’ll examine effective uses of imagery in published pieces, giving you specific guidelines for what to apply to your own work. This class is suitable for writers looking to improve a work-in-progress or to start something new.

Scheduled class sessions will take place at 1663 Mission St., Ste. 602, San Francisco, CA, 94103 (classes to take place either in the Mezzanine level or in Suite 602; building access and parking details will be sent to registered students prior to class start date). Proof of vaccination will be required, and all San Francisco health mandates will be followed. Please note that this class may be moved to a virtual format closer to the start date depending on the public health situation.

Lindsey Crittenden is the author of an award-winning short-fiction collection, The View From Below, and a memoir, The Water Will Hold You (“exquisitely written,” Publishers’ Weekly starred review). Her short fiction and personal essays have been awarded and published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cimarron Review, Glimmer Train, Best American Spiritual Writing, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere.  She has taught writing at the Writers Grotto and at UC Berkeley Extension for more than 20 years.


Number of sessions: 2

Dates: Saturdays, December 3, 10

Time:  3:00 – 4:30pm Pacific Time

Course fee: $125

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