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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.

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 work on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and has performed in theater, music, and with her writing. Her literary awards include a Harvard University Conway Award for Teaching Writing, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Literary Nonfiction, and a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for literature. Her collection of poems That Fall was published in 2011. She teaches nonfiction and poetry at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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