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How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #24: “And” (Revisited)

An update from the twenty-fourth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday January 22, plus some of the output published below In his first class of the new year, Conner Bassett revitalized a scintillating lecture on the use of “and” in literature as well as visual art.  Over the […]

Saturday Newsletter: January 8, 2022

Magnolias at Midnight, Acrylic | Shaivi Moparthi, 11 (Sugarland, TX), published in Stone Soup January 2022 A note from Caleb Hello and happy second Saturday of 2022! In exactly two weeks’ time, we will be beginning our Winter 2022 session of Saturday classes. As was the case last session, our founder, William Rubel, will be teaching his […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #22: Eating

An update from the twenty-second Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday November 20 In preparation and celebration of Thanksgiving, this week we focused on the time honored tradition of eating. We began by looking at a couple different paintings: The Feast of Dives by Master of James IV of […]