November Advanced Writing Workshop led by award-winning author of Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork
When: Friday Nov. 8th through Sunday Nov. 10th
Friday – Cocktails & Conversation Opener, 6pm-7:30pm
Saturday – Lecture & Workshop, 9am to 5pm, coffee, beverages and lunch included.
Sunday includes: Workshop, 9am to 5pm, coffee, beverages and lunch included.
In this advanced class we will discuss how to use reflection, imagination and authorial technique to create and deepen our characters’ complexities. A writer who knows his character’s thoughts will be able to reflect those thoughts in gesture and dialogue. Similarly, gesture and dialogue are windows to the character’s soul. We will study the art of creating complexity and depth in characters through the precise communication of the character’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. We will examine the meaning behind gestures, subtle and large, and we will work on developing the craft of character-driven dramatic dialogue. The weekend will be a combination of lecture, writing exercises, and workshop.
Application deadline: September, 12th, 2013
12-15 page workshop piece to be sent after acceptance, due: September 22nd, 2013
Francisco X. Stork was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and is the author of five highly acclaimed novels. The Way of the Jaguar (2000) was the recipient of the Chicano/Latino Literary prize. Behind the Eyes (2006) was based on Francisco’s experience of growing up in the projects of El Paso. Marcelo in the Real World (2009), The Last Summer of the Death Warriors (2010) and Irises have all been published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Books. Marcelo in the Real World was a New York Times Notable Childrens’ Book and a Washington Post Best Kids’ Book of the year, among many other honors. Francisco works as an attorney in Boston for a state agency that develops low income housing.
Advanced Weekend Writing Workshops cost $375, or $300 each if taking more than one. See the full The Writing Barn Presents Advanced Writing Workshops 2013 season.