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Color & Rhythm: Writing & the Arts 6-Week Zoom Class, Starts Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
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$395.00

Color & Rhythm: Writing & the Arts 6-Week Zoom Class, Starts Tuesday, April 4th, 2023


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Begins Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

Class will meet weekly on Thursday nights via Zoom, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time.

Open to All writers!

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

Taught by Yara Zgheib, who was born in Beirut and has pieces of her heart in Paris, London, Boston, and one particularly beautiful, one-road Tuscan village. She is the author of The Girls at 17 Swann Street (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), No Land to Light On (Atria Books, January 2022), and a forthcoming third novel, Why Paris. (with a period), which will be published by Harper Collins in 2024.

This course will explore the deep and fertile connection between writing and the arts; music, painting, and cinema; to identify the rich and varied tools and techniques a writer can learn from these mediums to elevate their craft. 

Painting vivid images, mastering rhythm in language, movement in narrative, capturing angles and light in a scene; using examples from jazz, Cubism, Jean-Luc Godard films, and writing by some of the great literary modernists of the twentieth century, such as James Joyce and Mavis Gallant, as well as contemporary authors such as Zadie Smith and Helen Oyeyemi, this course will explore the aesthetic possibilities for writing that comes alive: words you can see and hear, smell, touch, and feel.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

  • Mastering imagery, rhythm in language, movement and pacing in narrative, and perspective in scenes.

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class meets weekly on Tuesday nights via Zoom, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Yara Zgheib

  • Class Starts April 4th, 2023

  • Course is fully ONLINE.

Instructor Yara Zgheib is a reader, writer, traveler, lover of art and jazz. She was born in Beirut and has pieces of her heart in Paris, London, Boston, and one particularly beautiful, one-road Tuscan village.

She is the author of The Girls at 17 Swann Street (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), which was a People Pick for Best New Books, a Barnes and Noble pick for Best Books of 2019, and a BookMovement Group Read.

Her second novel, No Land to Light On (Atria Books, January 2022), a Simon and Schuster pick and Indie Book read, has been longlisted for the Swansea Dylan Thomas Prize, and lauded as a “masterful story of tragedy and redemption” written in “soul-searing prose.” It has been featured in The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, and Newsweek as one of the top books of 2022.

Yara is currently at work on her third novel, Why Paris. (with a period), which will be published by Harper Collins in 2024, as well as a musical and poetry collection in collaboration with pianist and composer Alex Wakim and the Music Theater Factory of New York.

Her essays and stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Huffington Post, The Four Seasons Magazine, HOLIDAY Magazine, The European, and others. Also, every Thursday, she publishes an essay on The non-Utilitarian: thoughts on life, art, and things neither practical nor useful - like love and fresh water.

Yara is represented by Ms. Janet Silver at Aevitas Creative Management. Read more at www.yarazgheib.com