Limestone Genre Expo

Burying Dead Metaphors - Alyssa Cooper


A dead metaphor is a turn of phrase that has been used so often, it loses its significance. New writers often fall victim to these clichéd turns of phrase in their writing.

In this workshop, we’ll be exploring different methods of creating unique, original metaphors, so that we can leave old fashioned tropes behind. A well-developed metaphor can bring your work – whether you specialize in poetry or prose – to life. The workshop includes three lessons – Using the Senses, Drawing Connections, and Flip the Script – that you can carry with you into your regular writing practice. Each lesson will include a writing portion, as well as an opportunity to share your work and receive feedback both from the workshop leader and from the group.