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October 2019

Creating Compelling and Diverse Characters

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 6, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Wednesdays October 2 - November 6, from 6:30 pm - 9 pm Instructor: Alex Sanchez Deadline to Register: September 24, 11:59 pm What makes To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch or The Color Purple’s Celie so engaging? We’ll explore the fundamentals of crafting layered, multidimensional characters through readings, videos, discussions, and writing exercises. We’ll learn how to create characters from the inside out, enlivening them with distinct personalities and voices. And we’ll look at ways to…

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Writing for an Audience

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Tuesdays October 15 – November 26, from 6:30 pm – 9 pm Instructor: Liza Flum Deadline to register: October 7, 11:59pm “My book is for everybody, but I really hope there’re young, black, gay, or queer men that get this book in their hands,” says the poet Danez Smith. Who do you hope will get their hands on your poems? Are you writing for a reader you know, for people from your community, or for people…

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The Fiction Workshop

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Wednesdays October 16 - November 20, 6:30-9pm Instructor: Brian Wood Deadline to register: October 8, 11:59pm If you’re passionate about reading and writing fiction, or maybe you’re just looking for a little feedback, this course is for you. Through the analysis of character, voice, plot, and narrative flow, you will learn how to effectively put your creative ideas on paper. You can look forward to thoughtful, engaging class discussions on the craft of fiction and how…

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Writing an Identity Narrative

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Tuesdays October 22 - November 26, from 6:30 pm - 9 pm Instructor: Robert D. Baker Deadline to Register: October 14, 11:59 pm In this course, you will write about how you claimed identity or faced challenges because of your identity. Narratives may address one aspect—or the intersection of multiple aspects—of who you are. Possibilities include coming out, confronting gender bias, becoming a parent, responding to racism, experiencing a religious conversion, advocating for yourself as a…

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Modes in Poetry: Rants, Yarns, Musings

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Wednesdays October 30 - December 4, from 6:30 pm - 9 pm Instructor: David Ruekberg Deadline to register: October 22, 11:59 pm One reason it’s hard to say what a poem is or isn’t is that there are so many ways a poem can be made. Long lines, short lines, paragraphs, collage. Soapbox, anecdote, confession, meditation. In this class, we will explore different modes a poem may be written in depending on its “designs on the…

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November 2019

In Short

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Evening Workshop: 6 Sessions, Wednesdays November 13 - December 18, from 6:30 pm - 9 pm Instructor: Len Messineo The under-1000-word piece is an increasingly popular form. Short pieces present special craft problems, such as how to write "big" when given a restrictive word count. While providing a cordial and supportive environment, this critique class encourages students to write in the genre of their choice in under 1000 words. In addition to discussing craft issues, participants will gain tips on…

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