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The Living Object: Image in Poetry and Prose with Judy Vollmer at the Writers' Cafe, University of Pittsburgh Writing Center.

  • Writers' Cafe at the University of Pittsburgh 4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 United States (map)

This session will focus on how a single image or brief sequence of objects functions in poetry and prose. Objects create the poem's visual field. They create the context for prose. A singular object can sustain a poem's lyrical movement, drive a story’s plot, or create momentum in an essay. And objects give the writer a way into narrative, providing clues for drafting and revising. In conjunction with writing exercises, we’ll talk about how writers can create effective images and use them to develop and deepen a narrative in poetry and prose.

Earlier Event: March 17
Launch Party