WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 6 —MARCH 13 | The most effective and vivid way for writers to transport readers into their world is to draw on the five senses. Yet, we often struggle to capture the intensity of sensorial experience on the page.
In this six-week class, we will spend one week each on the senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing and vision and practice igniting our writing with bolder, more specific language choices. Through sense exercises, in-class writing, and selected readings we will create a more vibrant palette of expression to enliven our work. By week six, students will be asked to produce a short piece of sensory fiction or nonfiction for workshop critique.
The class welcomes both fiction and nonfiction writers, from those just beginning to the more advanced.
Audrey Ferber received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing form Mills College. Her fiction and personal essays have appeared in Fiction International, the Cimarron Review, LILITH Magazine, MORE, the AWP Writer’s Chronicle and elsewhere. She has taught for more than twenty years at U.C. Berkeley Extension and San Francisco City College.
Number of sessions: 6
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dates: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13.
Course fee: Early bird $380 (before 1/30); $420 thereafter