This workshop will employ the deeply impactful—though seldom mentioned— principle of the three talents to help writers break through to a new level of attainment. According to the principle, all literary powers fall neatly into the categories of image, voice, and sound (what Pound called phanopoeia, logopoeia, and melopoeia). Each of us is born with one, and must learn the other two. But rarely is this accomplished; instead, people tend to stick to their “home” talent, mislabeling it their “voice,” and remain dilettantes.
Through a series of highly innovative sessions—which will include models, discussion, and assignments—participants will be shown how to enter and practice all three talents, and truly stretch themselves as artists. Poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers, of all levels, are welcome to take this workshop.