The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Basha, Old Main (view map)
Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre
Tags: Setting, Narrative, Perspective, Senses

About the Session

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.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 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.