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Your Story’s Setting is a Character

April 25, 2020 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session. 


Member Price: $65
Deadline to Register: April 17, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Alex Sanchez

In great fiction, the setting comes alive as a character. But what does that mean, and how can you do the same in your own writing? Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, we’ll explore tools for having your setting impact your plot, showing characters interacting with the setting (and vice-versa), linking setting to your characters’ emotions, using your setting to show growth, and giving depth and meaning to your stories through setting. In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques for constructing entire worlds for your readers.


Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award- winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal. His full-length graphic novel for DC Comics You Brought Me the Ocean comes out in June. He has a master’s in counseling, worked for many years as a youth and family counselor, and now works as an author, teacher, and freelance developmental editor. www.AlexSanchez.com


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April 25, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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