Conway Creative Writers and the Faulkner County Library will host a lecture series entitled “Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft.” Class dates are March 22 and April 5 at 2 p.m. This video presentation is a part of the “The Great Courses” series and is made possible by a donation from Shirley Barham.
Professor Brooks Landon, lecturer, is the Director of the General Education Literature Program at the University of Iowa and the recipient of the school’s M. L. Huit Teaching Award. Having regularly taught a sentence-based prose style course at the University of Iowa for more than 25 years, he is the perfect guide to take you into the intricate pleasures of great sentences.
With its passionate approach to writing and reading, and its indulgence in the sheer joy of language, Building Great Sentences will change the way you read and write. It’s a journey that gives you unique insights into the nature of great writing—it also teaches you how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself. You will explore the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. You will discover insights into what makes for pleasurable reading. You will also learn how you can apply these methods to your own writing.
All library events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org, Facebook and Twitter.