Workshop: Just Like That—Improve Your Use of Metaphor in all Genres with Darryl Whetter

Facilitator: Darryl Whetter

While metaphor is the core of poetry, its numerous communicative and artistic powers transfer easily to all genres of writing and communication (if not thought). Good metaphors are unforgettable, in part because they help observe the essence of a thing (or situation) but also because a good metaphor can simultaneously be right in several different ways. Metaphors, every writer knows, also share a lot of DNA with jokes. We will look at: the comparative impulse, accuracy plus surprise, quintessence, layering and multiplicity (aka good ambiguity), metaphor and humour, metaphor and memory, metaphor and subjectivity.

Online registration closes on 16 November 2018


Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of the first Creative Writing MA in Southeast Asia, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. In his native Canada, his debut collection of stories, A Sharp Tooth in the Fur (2003) was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and Origins (2012), his first poetry collection, received a starred review in Quill & Quire. His essays on literature and creative writing pedagogy have been published by Routledge, the US National Poetry Foundation and Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle.
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Sun Nov 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MYT
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16, Gat Lebuh China, George Town Malaysia
George Town Literary Festival