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From Scene to Plot

All Levels. Typically we think of plot as something that is separate from character, like some crazy tube the character gets into and slides in, off into “trouble”. But really we are looking at how character really is destiny, and how plots is for a character more like the shadow they cast. We will begin by looking at those first scenes in a draft for the clues we can find that lead into the past and future, and how we can grow plots from there.

The date of this class has been adjusted since the print catalog. It is now Friday, November 4.

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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: Alexander Chee

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 11/04/2016

Days of the Week: Friday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee won a Whiting Award for his first novel,
Edinburgh, and is a recipient of the NEA fellowship in fiction
and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House, and
Civitella Ranieri. His writing has appeared in the New York Times
Book Review, Tin House, Slate, and on NPR. His new book is The
Queen of the Night
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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