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Making a Scene – A Prose Workshop with Kurt Caswell

November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Online Via Zoom
Wednesdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, & Dec. 1; 6-8:30pm CST
Instructor Kurt Caswell
Class Limit: 15
Nonmember $165   Member $140   Student $75


Most of us understand that making a scene is not what you want to do when you’re in a grocery store or on an airplane. But in both fiction and nonfiction writing, good scene-making is fundamental to good storytelling. But what is a scene, and how do you make or write one? In this generative class, we’ll study a simple formula for scene writing, and practice it toward the completion of one or more stories or essays, novels or books of nonfiction. Come prepared to write dialogue, description, action, and your characters’ deepest darkest thoughts.

Kurt Caswell’s newest book of nonfiction is Laika’s Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog, which tells the story of the first animal to orbit the Earth. He is also the author of Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents, and In the Sun’s House: My Year Teaching on the Navajo Reservation. Caswell was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and grew up in the Cascade Range in Oregon. He is professor of creative writing and literature in the Honors College at Texas Tech University.

Twitter: @kurtcaswell
Instagram: @kurtacaswell
Facebook: @kurt.caswell.3/


November 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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Alexandra van de Kamp