Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Imagination and the War on Cliché with James Sallis
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Presentation, Seminar
Genre and Form(s): Creative Practice, Mixed Genre, Writing Life, Writing Practice, Writing Process
Tags: Description, Setting, Character, Narration, Imagination, Cliché
About the Session
Martin Amis said that all writing is a war on cliche -- not only cliches of expression, but cliches of setting, character, even narrative style. Tim O'Brien wrote that what he finds lacking in so much of today's writing is simple imagination. We'll talk about rejecting the first streams of what comes to mind, about digging deeper: seeing, visualizing, recreating.