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Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, Febuary 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Making Beautiful Sentences with Alix Ohlin

Date(s): Friday, Febuary 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Traditions, University Club (view map)
Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre

About the Session

What makes a sentence so powerful and enduring that it will stick in your mind forever? In this session, we’ll take a look at some beautiful sentences and try to figure out exactly what makes them work, what distinguishes a writer’s style at the syntax level, and where the music of prose resides. We’ll talk about the sentence as the unit of composition in fiction, and take a look at some examples of revised sentences from published writers to see how they made their words sing. You’ll be asked to respond to these examples critically and creatively.

Meet the Presenter(s)