17 Oct Workshop: Elevate your writing with figurative language

Show, don’t tell’ is a tenant of narrative nonfiction. To heighten readers’ experiences in concrete, visual, and emotive ways, writers will use figurative language. If using figurative language in your writing is a practice you would like to hone, this is a great workshop for you. We will read, write, and discuss a wide range of figurative language including similes, metaphors, personification and other literary devices such as onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration, and assonance. This interactive class is fun and provides vivid examples and enjoyable in-class exercises as we work together to elevate our writing with poetic effect and emphasis to leave a lasting impression on the reader. Once students understand the different devices and approaches of figurative language, their writing takes on a significantly richer reading (and writing) experience.

“Kathryn Aalto is a gift. Her mentoring is insightful, collaborative, and inspiring. Kathryn has helped shape my essay for submission and, most importantly, coached me to a deeper appreciation for my own intuition and skill as a writer.” – Kris, Ithaca, New York

3:30-6:30 PM BST, Sunday October 17 — £75