University of Iowa

Writing Emotions

Instructor: 
Weekend June 15 to June 16 2019

In this workshop, we’ll confront the challenge of writing emotional scenes—or emotional moments—whether they are in fiction, nonfiction or poetry. How can we be sincere about our own or a character’s emotions without appearing sentimental or garish? We’ll confront some of these challenging questions, we’ll look at some successful models, and we’ll see if we can apply successful techniques while still being true to the emotions we hope to deliver to our readers. The goal will be to write some prize-winning emotionally charged moments in whatever form you choose. The weekend will include in-class handouts as well as in-class and out-of-class writing exercises. Open to all levels of writing experience.

 

In this workshop we will generate new writing through guided exercises and prompts.

 

All Genres
Fiction
Nonfiction
Novel
Poetry