NYT bestselling author
Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Book That Matters Most as well as two memoirs, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books and Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a NYT Editors’ Choice and named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She is also the author of the YA novel She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah and a ten book series for middle readers, The Treasure Chest, which has recently been optioned for television. The editor of Knitting Pearls and Knitting Yarns, two anthologies of writers writing about knitting, Hood’s short stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, National Geographic Traveler, Food and Wine, Tin House, and The Washington Post. Her most recent book is Kitchen Yarns: Notes in Life, Love and Food.
2021 Virtual Workshop:
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.