Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Vocabulary of Emotion: A Workshop with Author Susan Fletcher

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Date(s) - 11/03/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Arts Council
4180 Hwy 6 South - College Station, TX 77845


Susan Fletcher

Robert Frost said, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” And yet tears in the writer are not enough. Conveying emotion through the written word requires both art and craft. In this workshop, Susan will focus on craft. She will explore various methods of expressing and evoking emotion in fiction, including metaphor, syntax, hard action, objective correlative, and more. The goal is to increase our vocabulary, as it were, so that we may become more supple and resourceful when expressing emotion.

This two-hour workshop is open to novel writers from beginners to seasoned pros. Attendance is limited to 24 participants. The cost is $35 for members (make sure to log in before registering) and $50 for nonmembers. Students (18 and older) may join SCBWI at a discounted rate and receive a discount for the workshop.

Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of Journey of the Pale Bear; as well as the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s MilkFlight of the Dragon KynSign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely; and the award-winning Alphabet of DreamsShadow SpinnerWalk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Bryan, Texas. Visit her at Susan

Registration opens Sept. 26.