Literary, Workshop

Assembling Your Cast

When: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1 2010

Nothing is as important as authentic original characters. They are the link between the reader and the narrative. This workshop is an opportunity to explore first impressions, last impressions and everything in between: dialogue, thoughts, emotions, point of view, body language, motivation. Each session will include readings, discussions, and writing exercises, and will end with a Saturday social where our characters will serve as special guests. Pre-class assignment: mini-essay (250 to 500 words double spaced). Dig deeply into your past. Recall someone who affected you, good or bad. What attracted, puzzled or frightened you about them? Be specific. If you could, what would you ask them now? Submit to programs@writers.ns.ca by Friday, October 1st.

Price: $160 members/$180 non-members

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