Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: November 15, 2022
  • End Date: December 13, 2022
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Talking & Texting: A Modern Dialogue Intensive

What would Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants be if both characters were checking their texts? The way people speak now is often mediated by technology, so the way we write dialogue needs to adapt. This generative class will look at the craft of dialogue—whether the conversation is happening out loud or in a text thread. We will read examples from contemporary literature, respond to writing prompts designed to grow our abilities, and share original scene snippets as a class.

No class on 11/22.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Carolyn Abram

Carolyn Abram


Carolyn Abram is a Seattle-based writer. Her work tends to focus on the intersection of technology and everyday life. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including the New California Writing Anthology and The Offbeat. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Lilith. She is the author of eight editions of Facebook for Dummies. She holds degrees from Stanford and California College of the Arts.