Risky Business: Raising the Stakes on Character and Form with Elise Levine
June 10th RoundTable Speaker
When our characters make choices — usually bad choices — high-stakes narratives ensue. When we as writers take risks on behalf of our characters — through unusual choices we might make in terms of characterization, voice and style, and form — our work achieves velocity. Learn some of the techniques for pushing your own writing boundaries, and capturing the spirit of your envelope-pushing protagonists.
BIO: Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications. Her work has also appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology, and Best Canadian Stories. Originally from Toronto, ON, she now lives in Baltimore, MD, and is Director of the MA in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Mini-Workshop with Elise Levine: Finding Form
Elise will also facilitate the June Mini-workshop, Finding Form, following the June RoundTable. You will have an opportunity to register for the Mini-Workshop when you register for the June RoundTable.
Every month, we welcome industry professionals as guest speakers for our RoundTable meetings. You can always expect to learn something from the writers, agents, and editors who visit the WCDR.
|May 6, 2017|
**Note Date Change**
The Black Hand
How to Write Great Dialogue
|June 10, 2017||Elise Levine (AGM)|
Risky Business: Raising the Stakes on Character and Form
|July 8, 2017||Year end member celebration|
|August||On hiatus 'til September!|
|September 9, 2017||Shannon Webb-Campbell: Critical Writing. Further details coming soon!||Shannon Webb-Campbell: Mini-workshop - Critical Writing. Further details coming soon!|
|October 14, 2017||Andrew Sullivan|
A History of Violence
|November 4, 2017||Eva Stachniak - Historical. Further details to come!||Further details to come!|
|December 9, 2017||Pro Panel & Gift Giveaway||No Mini-Workshop|