Real Talk: Writing Authentic Dialogue
Introductory | This course is designed for writers of all levels and genres interested in exploring the nuances of dialogue and seeking authentic voices for their characters. By doing close readings, as well as sharing our work aloud, we will practice hearing dialogue and identifying techniques to keep our writing emotive and original. In addition to doing in-class exercises, students are encouraged to bring examples of dialogue from their own writing so we can give feedback on what sounds like real talk.
Gracie Bialecki is a writer and literary coach who lives in Paris, France. Her fiction, essays, and video poems have appeared in various publications including Epiphany Magazine where she was a monthly columnist. Bialecki is the co-founder of Thirst, a gallery and storytelling series; a poetry editor at Paris Lit Up; and the author of Youth, a collection of poetry. Her novel, Purple Gold, was published by ANTIBOOKCLUB in 2020.