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Writing Classes and Workshops


 

Spectrum Center Writers Guild

Our intention is to awaken the curiosity, fearlessness and passion of those who love to write.

Finding The Plot
In Fiction and Memoir

with Max Regan

Saturday, July 27

1:00 – 5:00pm        $125; $220 for both classes

For writers of novels, short stories and memoir, learning how to build an intentional plot is a vital skill. When we work from imagination or memory, we are choosing which dramatic events to portray and how to bring them to life. Some plots are dramatic, some are subtle, but the plot is the central component of the narrative arc in any story.

Your reader cares deeply about WHAT happens, HOW it happens and WHO it happens to, that’s why they turn the pages. Together we will examine the mechanics of plot and look at the architecture of what makes a strong and compelling plot line.  All you need is your imagination and your willingness to experiment.

Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome. 

  For more information or to register, contact Rosa.  


 

Secrets and Lies
with Max Regan

Sunday, July 28
1:00 – 5:00pm        $125; $220 for both classes

The playwright George Bernard Shaw once said; “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d better teach it to dance.”

This dance is often where great writing begins.
Using humor, bravery, curiosity and playfulness we will unpack the idea of Secrets and Lies, (ones from our memories and our imaginations) using them as devices by which to create texts.

What secrets have you kept for others? How do you write a dialogue where one character is lying to another? What is a lie you wish you had told someone but didn’t? How can a secret or a lie mark a vital turning point or plot point in a compelling story, novel or memoir? How can a secret or lie be the center of a poem? This class is open to writers in every genre. Everyone is welcome.

Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome. 

  For more information or to register, contact Rosa.  
 

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