WCDR RoundTable


Risky Business: Raising the Stakes on Character and Form with Elise Levine
June 10th RoundTable Speaker

Elise Levine
Elise Levine

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.

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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.


Upcoming Speakers

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.

DateSpeaker/TopicPresenter/Mini-Workshop
May 6, 2017
**Note Date Change**
Trevor Cole
The Black Hand
Trevor Cole
How to Write Great Dialogue
June 10, 2017Elise Levine (AGM)
Risky Business: Raising the Stakes on Character and Form
Elise Levine
Finding Form
July 8, 2017Year end member celebration
AugustOn hiatus 'til September!
September 9, 2017Shannon Webb-Campbell: Critical Writing. Further details coming soon!Shannon Webb-Campbell: Mini-workshop - Critical Writing. Further details coming soon!
October 14, 2017Andrew Sullivan
A History of Violence
Andrew Sullivan
Set Pieces
November 4, 2017Eva Stachniak - Historical. Further details to come!Further details to come!
December 9, 2017Pro Panel & Gift GiveawayNo Mini-Workshop