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    UNC Asheville Pre-College Program:  Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop – Sensory Writing & The Poet’s Toolbox

    UNC Asheville Pre-College Program: Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop – Sensory Writing & The Poet’s Toolbox


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Enrichment
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Communications, Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Education and Training
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Hone your literary skills through workshops with experienced local authors and poets. Generate new pieces, revise works-in-progress and critique works of others in a collaborative workshop setting.

    Come to Your Senses: Taking in the world as a writer means keenly using all of your five senses—and then pulling on your sensory experience to add context and ballast to your writing. Using imagery, sound, smell, touch/texture, and taste grounds your writing in the specific, making it more vivid and memorable. We’ll indulge all of our senses over our week together using a variety of launchpads into writing. Come tap into the tactile, try on the sensibilities of a synesthete, conjure a kitchen table from your past, and pluck aural details from your own “field” recordings. We’ll also read excerpts by beloved writers and poets to understand how to use sensory details sparingly yet effectively.

    The Poet’s Toolbox: Explore a variety of poetic techniques and forms in order to expand our writing toolboxes and to hone our ability to use the tools we already have. Building things with words is difficult, but it’s also a lot of fun. We’ll balance discipline and play, rules and exploration, hard work and the gratification of sharing what we’ve made.

    • June 16 - June 21, 2024
    • $1,430
    • Scholarships are available through Great Smokies Writing Program
    • Price includes lodging, meals, all course materials, activities, and excursions
    • A $500 deposit is due upon registration with remaining balance due by May 1, 2023.
    • Students reside in campus residence hall and dine in campus dining hall
    • Enrollment is open until spaces are filled