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Killing Your Scene: Strategies from Northern Noir

Date: 2/6/18 – 3/13/18

Location: The Loft at Open Book

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Intermediate

Genre: Multigenre

Pricing:
• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00


Keep your readers on edge, no matter what your subject, by stealing techniques from writers of literary noir set in decidedly northern locales—both geographically and figuratively. This is a spirited class for prose writers of all stripes who want to get their hands dirty (and perhaps a bit bloody) by examining how acclaimed literary stylists from Ireland and Japan to Denmark and Pakistan—such as Tana French, Henning Mankell, Mohsin Hamid, Donna Leon, Haruki Murakami, and Jussi Adler-Olsen—keep their readers up all night. We'll focus on creating atmospheric settings, writing dialogue that creates tension between characters, and stage-directing scenes to propel the action forward. Writing and reading will be split about 50/50; expect to write several scenes and workshop at least one. This is a great class for anyone who struggles with scene-building, structure, plot or dialogue—whether fiction, memoir, or other forms of creative nonfiction—or who feels stuck on a long story, essay or book-length project. Copy fee $5.