Offsite

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer's Toolbox: Writing Compelling Dialogue with Roby Blecker

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:30am
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Very few works of fiction contain only one character, and how characters interact with one another often requires them to use direct speech. Explore the differences between realism and reality in characters' voices, vocabulary choices, avoiding "info-dump" while still conveying information, and the power of character silences. 

1 session, $89

Chuckanut Writers - The Open Road: Writing Poems of Travel and Reflection with Barbara Bloom

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 9:00am
WCC - Foundation Building 201B
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

In this workshop, we will consider how other poets have recorded their travel experiences, and work on exploring our own travel narratives in a variety of poetic styles and approaches. Appropriate for writers at all levels.

1 session, $89

Chuckanut Writers - Seeing the World Through Poetry: The Violence Within/The Violence Without with Jeremy Voigt

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 6:00pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 105
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

This class takes its premise from the Wallace Stevens quote: "the nobility of poetry is a violence from within that protects us from a violence without. It is the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality." We will write several poems, based on models, that use the wrestling of imagination and reality as their central premise both in terms of form and content.

1 session, $45

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer's Toolbox: Creating Evocative Settings, Atmosphere, and Mood with Roby Blecker

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 9:30am
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Where you place your characters in time and space can have great effect on your fiction and can also be the spark that hooks readers into your story. Look at the creation of mood by showing, rather than telling, and examine the differences between mainstream fiction, genre fiction, and historical fiction in terms of their impact on your piece.

1 session, $89

Chuckanut Writers - Writing Effective Reports & Designing Professional Documents with Margi Fox

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
WCC Foundation Building 201C
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

Would you like to streamline the process of writing reports? Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your professional documents? In this interactive workshop, you'll gain strategies for writing reports that achieve results. We'll also cover document design, organization, and sentence-level clarity.

1 session, $59

Chuckanut Writers - Poetry as Memoir with Barbara Bloom

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 9:00am
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

When we think of memoir, we tend to think of prose accounts, but for centuries poets have been telling their life stories through poems. In this workshop, we'll explore how you can write about important moments in your life in poems. We'll look at some examples of memoir poems, and then, through lively and playful writing exercises, begin to craft our own memoirs in verse. 

1 session, $89

Chuckanut Writers - Work In Progress Guided Critique Group: Fiction and Nonfiction with Brenda Wilbee

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:00pm
WCC - Heiner 102
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bring your work in progress! Class includes 30 minutes of instruction (triggered by the previous week's issues), followed by two hours of reading and constructive criticism. You'll have the opportunity to read your own stories or articles as well as listen to and comment on everyone else's. Be surprised by how quickly you learn what works and what doesn't, and how strangers can polish your prose! 

3 sessions, $115

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer's Toolbox: Working with Story and Plot I with Roby Blecker

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 9:30am
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

We'll explore the differences between story and plot; learn to move the story along by means of planned plot points, creating scenes, and deciding if each is character-driven or plot-driven; use the variable results from reliable or unreliable narrators; and explore the same scene different ways.

1 session, $89

Pages

Subscribe to Offsite