Sentence Writing,
with Winona Wendth

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL BE ONLINE.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

This workshop presents ways to exercise artful control of the building blocks of good writing. “Each sentence . . . has a distinct shape, and it comes with something that makes it move forward or stay still — whether a sail, a motor or a pair of oars,” writes journalist Constance Hale, comparing sentences to boats. This craft session will provide exercises in reading and writing good sentences with an eye toward editing your own work so that it holds readers’ attention and fulfills your purpose. You will have practice determining what kinds of sentences to create so that you won’t build a dinghy when you need a sailboat. This workshop is not a grammar review.

Winona Winkler Wendth holds an MFA in literature and writing with an emphasis on creative non-fiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She currently teaches writing and literature at Quinsigamond Community College. She has been a writing mentor since 2007 and has been a workshop leader and Marketing Director for SBWC since its inception. She is an original founder of Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative and currently serves as SBWC’s president. Her work appears frequently in print and online literary journals and was listed in Best American Essays/2010. She writes both fiction and creative non-fiction and is working on a collection of memoiristic essays as well as a short novel.