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Online Class | Bringing People to Life on the Page

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | Cleopatra. Captain Ahab. Holden Caulfield. Jay Gatsby. Fanny Price. Louie Zamperini. Strong characters drive a story, whether in fiction or nonfiction. How do writers conjure such vivid portraits from words alone? This class will reveal the secrets for creating compelling characters. Class will include a brief lecture, discussion, and in-class writing of a character sketch.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Nicholas O'Connell

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 04/19/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

$81.00 Member Price:
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$90.00 General Price:

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Nicholas O'Connell

Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska Press, 2012), On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (University of Washington Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (University of Washington Press Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He has contributed to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He is the publisher/editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review and the founder of the online and Seattle-based writing program, www.thewritersworkshop.net.

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