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Chuckanut Writers WaMemWriMo Series: Building Characters on the Page

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Wed, 09/18/2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Writing non-fiction/memoir stories, while based on real experiences, still requires the crafting of compelling characters. In this session we'll delve into the exciting process of identifying people in your own life--who populate your own stories--and transforming them into characters who can drive your plot. Melissa Johnson is a filmmaker, writer, teacher, and lifelong learner.

As part of the tenth annual Washington Memoir Writing Month, this series of workshops will help you along the way as you turn your memories into memoir. The goal for each writer is 1,666 words every day. At the end of September you will have 50,000 words: a book. You will have given shape and voice to the stories and adventures you have always wanted to share, the stories your readers want to hear. These workshops, all taught or led by experienced memoir writers and teachers, can be taken as a whole, or you can select from the individual workshops to suit your needs and schedule. Click here for the entire series!

Instructor: Melissa Johnson. There is one session in this online class. Class meets Wednesday, September 18 from 5:30PM-7:00pm, and is $29.
Click to register for this VIRTUAL class.