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SENTIMENT VS. SENTIMENTALITY: Discerning the Difference Via the Work of Ted Kooser and Norman Rockwell
Most artists, of any medium, would agree that emotion is a necessary driver in their artmaking. But when does emotion become a liability? How do we write about love, nostalgia, children, animals, the beautiful, the quaint, the sympathetic, without gushing, fawning, rhapsodizing, weeping all over the page? To celebrate (belatedly!) Ted Kooser’s 84th birthday (April 25), we’ll explore his poems alongside Norman Rockwell’s paintings to explore how to treat subject matter and craft language such that our poems compel, rather than manipulate or contrive or even deaden, an emotional response in our reader.

NOTE: The session's replay video will be emailed post-session, so you won’t miss anything if you can’t attend “live.”

Apr 26, 2023 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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