Writing believable, memorable, smart dialogue is a frequent hurdle for many writers. Is it “real” – too much, too little, or simply the not quite right words conveying the not quite right essence? Tricky stuff. Take this opportunity to work closely with award-winning author and screenplay pro William Sibley to learn some expert advice on what makes for unique dialogue that “sells” the writing for the reader—whether for a novel, play, film, or TV series.
Join this line-up of groundbreaking authors to hear from their recent work and enjoy a conversation on how they are navigating questions of identity, voice, form, and more, while making sure their stories flourish and have a place at the literary table in these complex, fraught times. How do their craft decisions infuse how they are creating their voices on the page? How are they initiating important conversations, asking pivotal questions, and renegotiating what kinds of stories can be heard? An audience Q&A will be a part of this event. Kick-off your weekend with this rich literary exchange and conversation.
This talk will cover the necessity of writing personally and communally. We will discuss meditative techniques to help us break creative blocks that come from overwhelm in order to find deeper emotional resonance in our writing.
What has quarantine been like for you? Silent? Noisy? Too much time inside or more time outside? Poetry and collage are great intuitive tools for sharing our perspectives. In this workshop, students will combine concrete, sensory phrase language with cut-out visual images to create an original collage piece about.
In this workshop, we’ll examine the new realities many of us have been sharing—sheltering-in-place and social distancing. We’ll re-interpret place and discuss how our relationships to those places have altered during the quarantine. We’ll craft new work through the lens of witness.