At the root of any good story is a compelling character. Whether you like the character or not, it is imperative that you have a strong feeling for it. Learn how to develop complex characters. For this intensive students should bring a sample of their work-in-progress and we’ll examine it alongside published stories by authors who have created memorable characters.
Julie Shigekuni, award-winning novelist, short story writer, and documentary filmmaker, recently completed work on So Long, Ichiban, her first mystery novel. She is the author of Beep on Me, a novella and story collection, and Unending Nora (Red Hen Press 2008), Invisible Gardens (St. Martin’s Press 2003), and A Bridge Between Us (Doubleday 1995). Shigekuni teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico and also serves as development director of Asian American Studies. Read more about her at www.asianamerican.net/bios/
When: August 4, 2012
Where: The Performance Space at La Tienda, 7 Caliente Road, (corner of Vista Grande and Hwy 285) in Eldorado (outside Santa Fe)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $150 with discounts available for multiple workshops and Eldorado residents
Phone: (505) 795-1590
Website/Blog Address: http://www.wordharvest.com
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