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The Telling Detail: The Art of Description

Introductory / Intermediate | Adding the right amount of detail to scenes is key to creating an engaging narrative. Too little and your reader can feel lost. Too much and she’ll soon be bored. In this class we’ll study how to describe, and just as importantly, what to describe in a scene. Students will have opportunities to apply what they learn with a variety of writing prompts.

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Instructor: Joe Ponepinto

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 09/26/2019

End Date: 10/17/2019

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Joe Ponepinto

Joe Ponepinto is the publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal, and teaches fiction writing at Tacoma Community College. His novel, Mr. Neutron, will be published by 7.13 Books in spring 2018. His stories and criticism have been published in dozens of journals in the U.S. and abroad.

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