Creating a Sense of Place
with James Sturz
Have you ever felt about a book or a film that the location was as important as any of its characters? As a renowned travel writer turned novelist, James Sturz is especially qualified to teach us how, why and when to create a compelling sense of place. This involves far more than mere description of the location’s physical attributes. It can include unique occurrences that could have only happened there, the sounds and smells that tell you unmistakably where you are, the history that gave rise to the characters’ personalities even without their knowledge.
In this four-day master class, you will gain a profound understanding of how to bring a location, whether fictional or factual, to life. We believe this can be of fundamental importance to the success of works including novels, screenplays, memoirs, and non-fiction travel writing.
James Sturz’s life has been one adventure after another. He has lived what he will be teaching about.
4 Afternoons: Monday 11/6 – Thursday 11/9, 1:30-4:30pm
A $100 combination discount will be applied when registering for the conference at the same time.
James Sturz is both a travel writer and novelist. About his latest novel, Underjungle, Junot Díaz said: “Luminous, strange, thought-provoking and as profound as the seas, the pelagic brilliance of Underjungle cannot be overstated. This is the brilliant novel Prince Namor would have written had he had more poetry classes.”