What The Heck Is The Objective Correlative?
The objective correlative was defined in 1917 by TS Eliot and is a writer’s secret tool. We will discuss exactly what the heck it is, why it’s so valuable, and how to best use it in your own writing. Together we will read examples of the objective correlative in world by Alice Walker, Raymond Carver, Akhil Sharma, Lydia Davis, and Jonathan Lethem. Then you will do a writing exercise to try your hand at using it yourself. This workshop is open to all levels.