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Casual Conversation

Class Update: Becky Mandelbaum will now be teaching this class. This has been updated from the print catalog.

All Levels | We say several thousand words a day to one another, yet writing dialogue is tricky. It must remain true to how we speak but not too much so. It must move plot and character without appearing to. And, like the best dances, good dialogue is a game, sometimes friendly, others not, that propels characters through stories. You may bring previous work to discuss, or we’ll create something new based on dexterous dialogue by great writers.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Becky Mandelbaum

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 05/22/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Becky Mandelbaum

Becky Mandelbaum is the author of Bad Kansas (University of Georgia Press, 2017), which received the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and is a finalist for the 2018 High Plains Book Award for First Book. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, Necessary Fiction, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in Washington’s Skagit Valley.

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