Sense of Place,
Special Workshop with Hollis Shore

Saturday, January 29, 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.

A compelling sense of place roots a story in the reader’s imagination. In this hands-on workshop we’ll look at the ways writers convey the prevailing spirit of place using sensory detail, dialogue, and tone, and how setting can serve the writer in revealing character, advancing plot, and developing meaning and themes. Suggested reading TBA.

Hollis Shore is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and the Vermont College MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She has worked as a teaching assistant at the Whole Novel Workshop on Writing Historic Novels for Young People, at Highlights Foundation/Boyds Mills Press, and is a co-founder of the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative, where she has facilitated writing groups, critique groups and writing workshops. Her first novel, The Curve of the World, a historical, middle grade novel, won a Pen/New England Discovery Award, and will be out for submission shortly. Her YA novel, Saved, about a young artist on a search for the music within, was developed under the auspices of the Boston Public Library, where she served as the Children’s Writer-in-Residence for the year, 2012-2013. She lives, paints, and gardens in rural Massachusetts, and is currently at work on an illustrated biography based on her grandfather’s journal and the upcoming blog, Understories: Notes from A Writer’s Garden.