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The World is Your Character

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The World is Your Character
Jenny Bates
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Everything has a character, from the protagonist in a novel or larger-than-life you in your memoir, to the natural and urban environments those people populate. Even the objects that inhabit our writing have personalities that give our stories vitality. In this workshop we’ll discuss strategies for developing bold, engaging characterization in writing, both in fiction and true stories. We’ll investigate how developing description, crafting rich detail, and drawing from personal experience converge on the page to create vivid and believable written worlds.

About the Instructor(s)

Jenny Bates loves great stories and the amazing communities born out of writing them. Through both fiction and creative nonfiction, she guides students through the creative process, supporting them as they find their voices on the page and the unique stories they have to tell. A proud member of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Alumni Association, Jenny teaches creative writing and works as a writer and editor. Follow her creative life on Instagram: @thebraverypen

Materials List: Students Bring


• Pen and paper

• Students are welcome to bring laptops and tablets, but please bring pen and paper as well.

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