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All Levels | Charles Baxter claims that the greatest fallacy of modern storytelling is that everyone is always listening to each other. In truth, we’re distracted, caught up in our own lives, and in general quite terrible at listening and responding to each other, especially those we care about. How do you get your characters talking honestly and vulnerably to one another? In this generative workshop, we’ll talk about how subtext can elevate your dialogue, while also learning how to listen to the musicality, oddness, and beauty of the conversations that surround us.
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.
Class Type: 4 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction
Start Date: 02/16/2020
End Date: 03/08/2020
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Piper Lane holds an MFA from the University of Washington and an MA from Ohio University. She coordinated the reading series Castalia, cofounded the Black Jaw Lit Series, and served as prose editor for the Seattle Review. She teaches creative writing at UW. She won UW’s Eugene Van Buren award for fiction and Ohio University’s LitFest Nonfiction essay contest.