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Chuckanut Writers - WaMemWriMo Series: The Scene and Three Acts with Nancy Canyon

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Thu, 09/22/2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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.

Aristotle's Incline--a three-act plotting device, along with the literary scene--the building block of any book, provides writers with two easy tools for penning and organizing a memoir. Literary scenes locate along the timeline and big scenes--or turning-points--build dramatic tension and move the story forward. We'll examine pacing, flashback, action, dialogue, and learn how conflict is essential to writing a dramatic story. We'll generate a beginning timeline and several scene ideas to write at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA, an award-winning writer, is the author of Dark Forest (short fiction), Saltwater (poetry), Celia's Heaven (novel), and Lookout, a memoir detailing her work as a fire lookout attendant in the 70s.

Instructor: Nancy Canyon. Class meets Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5-6:30pm, and is $29; click to register to attend IN PERSON.

Unable to attend in person? Click here to register to attend ON ZOOMNOTE: We email virtual classroom access two business days before classes begin; please register early to ensure you receive this information.

To see the full listing of current Chuckanut Writers classes, click here.

Celia's Heaven By Nancy Canyon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999804834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - February 12th, 2021

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