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How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #51: The Ghazal

An update from our fifty-first Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, November 26 Somewhat of a theme for this fall session, this week we focused on another example of form poetry: the ghazal. In a ghazal, we learned, the poem is written in an unlimited amount of couplets; […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #50: Flash Fiction

An update from our fiftieth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, November 19, plus some of the output published below This week, Conner focused on the art of flash fiction. To begin, he talked about how influential Ernest Hemingway was during the 20th century, which led to a […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #49: Sound & the Sonnet

An update from our forty-ninth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, November 12, plus some of the output published below “A poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” -Jean Cocteau “I pulled a chicken’s foot from behind the moon.” Federico García Lorca For this week’s workshop, […]

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