Using all the Senses
Tuesday, May 26, 12pm-1pm

Using All the Senses with David D. Levine

David Levine

One of the most basic pieces of writing advice is to engage all of the reader’s senses. An easy writing mistake is to use only sight and hearing. But why stop with touch, taste, and smell? People interact with the world in more ways than that… let’s explore them in our fiction as well.

Class open to everyone age 18 and over. 

Tuesday, May 26, 12pm-1pm

About the instructor: 

David D. Levine is the author of Andre Norton Award winning novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor 2017), and Arabella the Traitor of Mars (Tor 2018), and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. His stories have appeared in Asimov’sAnalogF&, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

About registration: 

The recommended class fee is $50. Discounted options are available for $25 and $10. Select one option that is best for your budget needs. We are also holding space available in all classes for free by lottery system (see below). We are asking everyone to please restrict your class registration to one class during registration on Sunday. If there is still room available later in the week for the classes you are interested in, please go ahead and register.

Class Format & Accessibility: 

One online class session through

If you have questions about the format or content, please contact

Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software chat function or via voice. 

Zoom is free for attendees. Please plan to register with Zoom in advance and download on your device. You will be sent a link to your Zoom class in your class email confirmation in the bottom last section of your confirmation. If you do not see a confirmation, please email us at at least two hours before the start of class.

For best results, plan to connect to the class approximately 5 minutes before the start. You will be muted upon entry, but our workshop staff will be setting you to ‘allow to talk’ as they see you join. Plan to have your device on mute unless you are invited to talk to the class. Some instructors will ask you to turn on your camera either throughout the class or during discussion. Classes may be recorded to provide for student review.

We do not have live closed captioning for our webinars at this time. 


If you register but cannot attend the workshop, please give us as much notice as possible so that we can contact a waitlisted student and offer them your spot. In order to process a refund, we must receive 24-hour notice and be able to fill the spot with a waitlisted student. Exceptions may be made given emergency circumstances at administrator’s discretion. If Clarion West cancels the class for any reason, refunds will be made as soon as possible after the class has been cancelled.