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Making a Scene

CLASS UPDATE: Date and Time for this class have been updated from the print catalog.

Intermediate/Advanced | The scene is one of the smallest units of storytelling, serving as a building block for short stories, novels, and memoirs alike. In this course, we’ll explore how to start and end a scene, what a scene should do, and whether a scene should exist in the first place. We’ll look at how elements like narrative arc, tension, character development, setting, and dialogue relate to scene-building. Expect to submit one short scene for workshop.

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.

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Instructor: Becky Mandelbaum

Class Type: 3 Sessions

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Start Date: 01/24/2021

End Date: 02/07/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

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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