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The Next Scene: Driving the Story Forward in Nonfiction

Using established writers’ work, we will explore craft and structure, learning how one scene can build upon another. We’ll tackle elements that also appear in fiction: dialogue, precise description, and narrative arc. Each participant will leave with at least one new scene and a larger vision for his or her project. This class continues discussions begun in the earlier class “You’re Making a Scene,” but does not require it as a prerequisite.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 09/12/2015

End Date: 09/13/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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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