Unexpected Knowledge: Imagery in Fiction and Non Fiction

Imagery breathes life into prose, adding layers of meaning and an element of surprise to fiction and non-fiction. But how do prose writers get there?

Since 2017, Michaele Weissman and her friend, the novelist Sarah Pleydell MFA, have been leading sold out writing workshops designed to help writers discover images stored in memory of which they are largely unaware. To facilitate this process, Sarah and Michaele have created series of playful writing exercises that help students generate language and observations from their lived experiences and work creatively with this material.

In April 2021, Washington DC’s beloved independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, is offering the latest iteration of their Imagery workshop. This one focuses on the way imagery can drive stories forward. It is called:

Unexpected Knowledge: How Imagery Catalyzes Narrative