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WhaMemWriMo Series: Three Acts & Scene Generation with Nancy Lou Canyon

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Thu, 09/12/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Village Books - Readings Gallery
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!

Aristotle's Incline--a three-act plotting device, along with the literary scene--the building block of any book, provide 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. In this introductory class, we'll generate a scene list that will help you flush out your narrative. You'll leave class with a beginning time-line, Aristotle's Incline, 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), and Lookout, a memoir detailing her work as a fire lookout attendant in the 70s. 

Instructor: Nancy Lou Canyon. Class meets September 12 from 5-6:30pm, and is $29; click to register. To see the full listing of current Chuckanut Writers classes, click here.