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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Yohanca Delgado

Yohanca Delgado

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About Yohanca Delgado

Yohanca Delgado is a third-year MFA candidate in prose at American University in Washington, DC, where she also teaches undergraduate writing. She is a nonfiction reader for Folio Magazine and an assistant fiction editor for Barrelhouse. Yohanca is a graduate of Voices of Our Nations and Tin House and has received fellowships from the Indiana Review Writers Workshop and NY State Summer Writers Institute. She was a 2018 Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers' Workshop.

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Setting as a Character: Using Sensory Details to Write a Place that Propels Narrative
Yohanca Delgado

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main
Type: Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre

Setting is an often untapped source of power in narrative writing. In this session, we'll discuss ways to build a setting that calls on the five senses and helps propel narrative momentum by influencing character action. Generative prompts will include: writing from the perspective of place, writing across the five senses to generate description, writing object lists that can fuel character thought and action.