Writing Toward a Sense of Place – Winter 2023

A distinctive trait of memorable writing is its (and its author’s) “sense of place.” Any “place” is much more than just its geographical location—it is also defined by history, culture, ecology, economics, sociology, and ethnography—all of which may have intensely personal, familial, and communal dimensions. Through a series of directed exercises and workshop discussion of drafted works, we will explore and develop the many-faceted “sense” that is “place” in our writing. Writers working in any genre and all genres are warmly invited to this workshop.

Tony Crunk’s first collection of poetry was a selection in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and he has published numerous subsequent works. Crunk has taught at the Universities of Virginia, Montana, and Alabama/Birmingham as well as in a number of community education programs across the country. 

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Tuesday, January 17th
Meets Tuesdays
January 17th - March 21st
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tony Crunk


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