We are very happy to have Carol Crawford back with us at Writers Circle around the Table. She is an excellent writer and teacher or writing. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you will improve your writing and enjoy this class with Carol. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration instructions.
Carol Crawford - Instructor
date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Place: Writers Circle Studio in Hayesville, NC
Register now: Limit 10 Fee: $40
Read essay from a mother, Carol Crawford, at the link below:
More than a Pretty Face: Prose Imagery that Works
- Go beyond basic reporting in your writing to include the specific details that move the story forward.
- Sketch a vivid picture without bogging down the narrative.
- Avoid familiar and predictable description.
- This workshop will bring your writing alive and help you include concrete, sensory details that do double duty by revealing the mood in the room or the desire of a protagonist.
- Step-by-step writing exercises will direct you to look at new aspects of your character (real or fictional) and create images that support the story you set out to tell.
- Students are invited to submit up to five pages of prose work ahead of time for instructor feedback.
Carol Childers Crawford’s latest essay, “The Boy Who Brought Bolero,” will appear in the spring 2018 edition of Assisijournal.org. She has also been published in the Southern Humanities Review, the Chattahoochee Review, and the Journal of Kentucky Studies among others. Her favorite thing to write is creative nonfiction. She is the owner of CarolCrawford Editing and author of The Habit of Mercy, Poems about Daughters and Mothers.
Carol likes bookstores, snowy days, needlepoint, dogs, and cats on a case-by-case basis. She teaches at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Writers Circle, and the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has led workshops in Dahlonega, Carrollton, and Kennesaw Georgia. She is program director for the 20-year-old Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference. She and her husband live in the north Georgia mountains with two rescue mutts.
Carol says, “I was such a story addict as a kid, that I used to rewrite scripts for Alfred Hitchcock and the Twilight Zone when I didn’t like the endings. It was my first – and only – fan fiction.”