Writing by Design


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“The science of design is the source and essence of painting, sculpture, architecture. Sometimes it seems to me that all works of the human brain and hand are either design itself or a branch of that art.”
– Michelangelo

As fiction writers, we have many tools at our disposal, not the least of which is design. In this workshop, we will apply the principles of good design to our work in order to create art that is rich, satisfying and aims for greatness. These principles include functionality and form, continuity, control, elegance and personality. No drawing required — but come prepared to discuss and share your work-in-progress and the exercises we will do in class.

6 Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., 10/01/2014–11/05/2014

Karen Engelmann

KAREN ENGELMANN studied art at the University of Iowa, going on to a career in Sweden and NYC as an illustrator/designer. She published four books between 1997 and 2000 and in 2009 received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her thesis project, The Stockholm Octavo, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2012. The novel received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. Additionally, it was selected as aNew York Times Editor’s Choice, has been translated into 14 languages, and won a Washington Irving Book Award for fiction in 2013. Her writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Powell’s, the Broad Street journal and in other online publications. She was named a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the 2014 Sewanee Writer’s Conference.

Register at http://writerscenter.org/courses/writing-by-design

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Karen Engelmann
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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