Imagery Workshop, with Michael Mercurio

A good image will ensure that your work is enjoyable. A great image will ensure that your work is unforgettable. But what does it take to create great imagery for your piece of writing? And what is “imagery,” anyway? We’ll start with the basics, using notable excerpts from poems, stories, and essays to identify different types of imagery, and talk about the possibilities inherent in each. After that, I’ll share some prompts to kickstart you in drafting your own images, and share some tools you can use to make imagery a consistent part of your writing practice.

This workshop will be held in-person with an online option. 

October 8, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm ($75)

Michael Mercurio, MFA, lives and writes in the Pioneer Valley, where he serves on the steering committee for the Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly Amherst Poetry Festival) and is the associate editor of the Naugatuck River Review. A graduate of the Lesley University low-res MFA program, his poetry has been published in Rust + MothCrab Creek Reviewand The Indianapolis Reviewand is forthcoming in Sugar House Review and Palette PoetryMichael also has had critical reviews published in The Lily Poetry Review.