Fall Craft Intensive: Cinelle Barnes


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A Sentence-Level Craft Intensive with Cinelle Barnes
Saturday, December 9th
9 AM  – 12 PM PST / 12 – 3 PM EST

Using etymology (including non-Anglo and non-Latinate roots), word choice, syntax, and punctuation and symbols, we will practice creating tone, texture, and tempo at the line level. Geeky, fun, hands-on, a great massage for the brain, and a way to build a toolkit! We will reverse engineer some famous and not-so-famous lines, and revise sample sentences based on what we’ve learned.

BIO: Cinelle Barnes is a formerly undocumented memoirist, essayist, and educator from Manila, Philippines, and is the author of MONSOON MANSION: A MEMOIR (Little A, 2018, Booklist starred review) and MALAYA: ESSAYS ON FREEDOM (Little A, 2019), and the editor of the New York Times New & Noteworthy book, A MEASURE OF BELONGING: 21 WRITERS OF COLOR ON THE NEW AMERICAN SOUTH (Hub City Press, 2020). She earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Converse College. Her writing has appeared, been featured, or is forthcoming in the New York Times, Coastal Living, Travel + Leisure, Longreads, Garden & Gun, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed Reader, Literary Hub, Hyphen, and CNN Philippines, among others. Her essay, “Carefree White Girls, Careful Brown Girls”, is anthologized in A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home (Catapult, 2020). Cinelle was a contributing editor, instructor, and writer at Catapult, and served as a juror for the inaugural Pulitzer Prize for Memoir. Her forthcoming travel memoir, RECOVERING NATION, will be released in 2024.