One of the highest compliments that can be paid to a writer of prose is that their work is “poetic.” What does that really mean? You can find out at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference in my class Explorations: Prose and Poetry”.
Since 1990, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference has been connecting writers to community. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry luminaries mingle with lesser-known first-time authors—each noted for teaching ability. Visiting faculty are accessible and eager to share their insights about literary craft and the publishing industry. Faculty members are available for “one-on-one” pitches. Participants mingle during informal breakfasts and lunches, conversing about literary craft, marketing, and networking.
“It feels like a big, happy family. It’s small and easy to make friends,” says former director Katherine Brown. Writing groups, book deals, lifelong friendships and possibly even a romance or few have grown from the conference over the years.
Both teachers and attendees come away with new connections, improved writing skills, and inspiration. I’m very much looking forward to sharing my many years of poetry experience with fellow poets. My workshop will explore the core elements of poetry and prose to help writers create more depth in their work.
The conference will happen August 6-8, 2015. More details at www.mcwc.org. Hope to see you there!