Good writers are good readers.
At the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, you will study literary texts with faculty from the Washington College English department, learning how to analyze poetry and prose, how to support your opinions with evidence, and how to read literature the way writers do: looking for new techniques that you can make your own.
2022 Conference Literature Discussions:
DR. ALISHA KNIGHT
"Judging Books by Their Covers"
The old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover," is bad advice for print culture scholars. Book covers influence readers in curious ways. We will conduct a mini-case study and analyze Harlequin Romance novel covers to explore how this happens.
DR. COURTNEY E. RYDEL
"Fairy Lovers and the Land in an Early King Arthur Story"