2019 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award Winner Nisi Shawl will be teaching a workshop on “Inclusive Dialogue: Writing in Dialect and Representing Nonstandard Speech” at the 2019 Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers: Steering the Craft at Wallowa Lake Lodge on July 8-14. The workshop focuses on techniques using phonetic spelling, italics, and slang words and phrases through discussion, examples, and exercises. Other strategies include code-switching, rhythmic emphasis, and cultural references.
Summer Fishtrap is a week-long writer’s conference located in the heart of Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains at the south end of Wallowa Lake – with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and special workshops just for youth. Classes are limited to no more than 13 students which gives every writer the chance to share their work in an intimate and supportive environment.
The 2019 Summer Fishtrap Gathering is part of Fishtrap’s year-long tribute to Ursula K. LeGuin, who was a long-term advisor and instructor.
Register for Shawl’s workshop here.