Instructor: Steve Almond
Date & Time: Saturday, October 14 | 11:30 AM to 5 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: 20 Only 2 Spots Remain
Fee Member $65 | Nonmember $120
Registration Closes: October 9
In this workshop, participants will explore the scene as a fundamental building block of great fiction and nonfiction, and dig into the true function of scenes: to capture moments of conflict, transformation, and reversal.
To reinforce these concepts, participants will consider some classic examples through in-class readings, and discuss the basic elements that make scenes soar, such as dialogue, characterization, and pacing.
Participants should come ready to write as this workshop will include in-class exercises.
Steve Almond is the award-winning author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, three of which he published himself. His most recent book is Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Almond’s fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories 2010, McSweeney’s, New England Review, Playboy, Tin House, and many other publications. He has also contributed articles to the Believer, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, GQ, Poets & Writers, The Sun, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and countless other magazines and newspapers.
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The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on October 2 at 9:00 a.m.
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