Event Scheduled

Recipe For a Southern Writing Revival with Khalisa Rae

Saturday February 12, 2022 12:00 PM EST
Cost: $30,

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Categories: writing
In "Sound, Setting, and Syntax Scripture: Recipe For a Southern Writing Revival with Khalisa Rae," the focus will be writing the details to make your work stand out.

The Southern writing tradition has always been the fertile ground for fire. Dry weeds exist, yet the soil is rich. Southern writing is a living, breathing thing: a ghost, a bay window, a river’s edge, a magnolia tree, a stained-glass hymn.

What do we need to make your writing sound, look, and feel like a revival? To stir the spirit, shake the soul, and awaken something that had been dormant? The recipe: sound, setting, and syntax that reads like scripture. This craft talk will cover Southern sounds, the importance of setting, and language/jargon/syntax will look at the Southern writer's Paul Lawrence Dunbar, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and other writers.

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