Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Something Else is Alive -- free writing workshop!
Something else is alive
Beside the clock's loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.
-- from "The Thought Fox" by Ted Hughes
Are you free as a bird Monday evening? Good!
Little Patuxent Review has invited me to lead one of their wonderful literary salons. It's at the Columbia Association Art Center -- Monday, May 10, 7:30-8:30 PM.
My workshop is "Something Else is Alive": The Power of Animal Metaphors.
Here's the description:
What makes animal metaphors an enduring and powerful part of literature?
Some fictional villains slither like a snake or prowl like a wolf. Conflicts can make a novel's protagonist retreat into her shell like a turtle. Authors as varied as children's novelist Kate DiCamillo, fantasy author J.K. Rowling, John Updike and poet Ted Hughes use animals in their work to express deeper truths.
here's a review) after the salon.
The C/A Arts Center is located at 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045.