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Fiction & Creative Nonfiction: Description, Metaphor, and the Narrative Lens–TPS Workshop

July 17, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join novelist Diane Zinna for an exploration of how vivid descriptions can bring our readers closer to our work, advance story, and make the hearts of our characters known by what they see.

Presenter Bio

Diane Zinna is originally from Long Island, New York. She received her MFA from the University of Florida and has taught creative writing for over ten years. She was formerly the executive co-director at AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which hosts the largest literary conference in North America each year. In 2014, Diane created the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, helping to match more than six hundred writers over twelve seasons.

The All-Night Sun, her first novel, was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. She is the recipient of the 2020 ArtsFairfax Artist Grant, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, LiteraryHub, Brevity, and Monkeybicycle. Diane lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and daughter.


The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, #3,
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

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