June Speaker (via video call): Advanced Tools for your Description Toolbox

Jim Genia

Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm ET. 

When it comes to constructing an evocative description, everyone reaches into their toolbox for the old standbys: the simile, metaphor, hyperbole and more. But there are advanced tools most don’t use, tools used by literary craftsman to create descriptions that go beyond the mere words on the page. Join TWA for an online class that will examine the cool, descriptive techniques used by the likes of James Wolcott and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz to create magic. There will be discussion, Q and A, and a chance to try these tools out yourself, so be ready to add to your toolbox!

How to connect for the June Speaker:

  1. At 6:15, click the link on the TWA home page. 
  2. Your system may ask you to open or download the Zoom program. Say yes. 
  3. You’ll be presented with a screen of phone numbers.
  4. Here’s where you have an option.
    1. If you have an excellent internet signal and you are secure in your computer’s microphone and speaker ability, click on the “Computer Audio” option. 
    2. If you are unsure, then use your phone to call in. This means you will do all of your audio via phone, and your computer will just be used for video. (This is what most people should choose.) 
      1. On your phone, dial one of those numbers (there are so many because there are so many users trying to access Zoom these days. Just pick one). 
      2. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID. 
      3. When prompted, enter the Participant ID. (Scroll down to view it.) If you can’t find it, press #. 
  5. You should now be connected to both video and audio. 

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