Crash Course: Sensory Writing Workshop: The Story is in the Details! with Jessica Handler

Instructor: Jessica Handler


A character comes to life on the page through well-crafted sensory detail. In this prompt-driven workshop, we will explore how writing about sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell add dimension to your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. This workshop is open to writers of all levels, in all genres.

Participants will learn to:

  • Explore commonplace moments for impactful detail
  • Develop insight into how their characters inhabit their daily lives
  • Map their character’s interiority.

Class Limit is 12.


$ 85.00



Biography: Jessica Handler is the author of the novel The Magnetic Girl, the memoir, Invisible Sisters, and the craft guide Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss. Her writing has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, The Bitter Southerner, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine. A founding member of the board of the Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, Georgia, she teaches creative writing and coordinates the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University, and lectures internationally on writing. www.jessicahandler.com.

Contact Information: info@decaturwritersstudio.com

Date(s): Saturday, October 5

Class time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Type of Class: Crash Course


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