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Just Like a Novel! Creating Urgent Scenes in Memoir

All Levels | What does it mean to create a scene that urges the reader onward? How does one incorporate scene into a larger narrative? (And what exactly is a scene?) This class is for those who want their story to have a novel’s urgency, with all the turns and surprises of a narrative arc. From learning how setting can inform tension to capturing heated dialogue, you will leave this class with two new scenes and valuable tools to build your story.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 02/14/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$144.00 Member Price:
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$160.00 General Price:

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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