IN PERSON Writing with the Senses
Books that pull us in and make us feel like we are immersed in their world often have one trait in common: the authors are good at using a wide variety of sensory detail. Too often we rely on the sense of sight, describing what is visible, and we ignore other possibilities. Through a series of writing exercises, you will engage with all of your senses, developing a greater appreciation for the value they hold in your writing projects.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Emily Ursuliak writes both fiction and poetry, and has a MA in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Calgary. Her first book, Throwing the Diamond Hitch, won the High Plains Book Award for Poetry. Emily was also selected out of a large pool of applicants for a historical fiction intensive with Lawrence Hill at the Banff Centre. She has taught writing workshops for a variety of organizations: Loft 112, WordsWorth, the Calgary Young Writers Conference and The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. She has held many roles within the literary community in Calgary, giving her a wide breadth of experience: she was the fiction editor for filling Station magazine; was the host and producer for the radio show Writer’s Block on CJSW 90.9 f.m.; and served twice as a member on the University of Calgary’s steering committee for their Calgary Distinguished Writers Program. In her day job Emily works as a librarian for the Calgary Public Library.