The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

A Story like a Painting, A Story like a Bowl, A Story like a Piece of Cheese: Practical Writing Techniques For Visual Thinkers with Chloë Boxer

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Practice, Visual Art, Writing Process

About the Session

Writing is an act that takes place in the dark cave of the imagination. We have to fight for what we can see. So how can we take the abstract and make it visualizable? How might we think of the drafting process as say, shaping a bowl on a pottery wheel? This talk offers up a selection of artistic principles and practical techniques from painters, photographers, potters, cooks, and sewers for the writer to borrow or steal.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Chloë Boxer

Chloë Boxer is a third year fiction student in the MFA at ASU. Her stories have appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Gemini Magazine, and Moment. She received a Global Residency Fellowship from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and was awarded a spot at the TENT: Creative Writing Residency at the Yiddish Book Center. Before moving to Arizona she worked as a writer and producer of true crime television.