All Talk: Dialogue Intensive [Anca Szilagyi]
Dialogue can be the bane of a writer’s existence or great fun. In this class, we’ll aim for the latter. Through eavesdropping, roleplay, scenes from Mad Men, and even a smidgen of applied linguistics, we’ll work on writing dialogue that is realistic, lively, and rich in subtext. We’ll read stories and excerpts from the likes of Lydia Davis, Toni Morrison, Sam Lipsyte, and Etgar Keret. Students will write one new scene and come away with techniques for countless more.
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