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Library offers 'Building Better Sentences' writing workshop

Sep 17, 2013

The Washington Public Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a writing workshop called “Building Better Sentences: A Quick and Dirty and Pretty Much Grammar-Free Guide to More Effective Writing” by Brooks Landon at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the library.

The focus of the writing workshop is on building better sentences from the ground up. It is a talk about all the important ways sentences get longer — and shorter — and all the things a sentence can be. It will not be a trudge toward grammatical correctness and avoidance of errors, but rather a dance with language and a celebration of the gift of style. Brooks Landon is chair of the University of Iowa Department of English. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has written the book Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read.

This workshop is free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 319-653-2726 in advance. The Washington Public Library is pleased to offer this free event to the community.

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