Chuckanut Writers - Generating Scenes to Complete the Literary Arc of Your Memoir

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:30pm

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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.

Part of the WhaMemWriMo Series!

Using the Three Act Structure, we'll build a timeline, determining if additional scenes are needed to create order and produce momentum within the story arc. We'll discuss episodic structure and turning points, and use the "and then…" exercise to generate additional scenes to flesh out the narrative. You'll leave class with a timeline and several new ideas for scenes to craft at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA and award-winning writer, is the author of Dark Forest and Saltwater. Lookout, her memoir-in-process, details two seasons working as a fire lookout attendant in the '70s.

Instructor: Nancy Lou Canyon. Class meets Sep 14 from 5:30-7pm, and is $25; click to register. To see the full listing of current Chuckanut Writers classes, click here.