Virginia Woolf wrote that a writer’s task is “to take one thing and let it stand for twenty.” While a journal can be a place to collect clippings, create drawings, or express a singular idea, it can also be a place to seek the “twenty.” This session will focus on journaling as a revision tool for fiction or creative nonfiction. We will incorporate the surroundings during several writing periods that will feature exercises intended to heighten sensory awareness and provide other ways to think about revising character, setting, and mood in your writing. The exercises will endeavor to connect the seemingly unconnected in our quest to make the one thing “stand for twenty.” Participants should have a draft piece of writing when they arrive.
Journaling the “One into Twenty”
Instructor: Ramona Reeves
Date: Sat., July 27 | 9-3pm (1-hour lunch break)
CPE Credits: 6 Language Arts
Class Limit: 15
Registration Deadline: July 24
A published writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, Ramona Reeves received a writer’s residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, has been a finalist in the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, and received a fellowship to A Room of Her Own’s biennial retreat. She has taught creative writing for Writers in the Schools, Badgerdog Press., New Mexico State University, and the Flor de Nopal Festival.