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Seattle Writes: Writing in Scenes Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Writes: Writing in Scenes
Event typeClass
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Class typeOther
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryLearn the elements of writing successful scenes that heighten dramatization with Nancy Kress.
DescriptionA critical difference between salable fiction and the almost-but-not-quite-there manuscript is dramatization. Dramatization, for the fiction writer no less than for the playwright, means constructing successful scenes. This workshop will use a combination of lecture, hand-outs, and brief writing sessions to cover scene construction, effective description within a scene, use of dialogue, different types of scenes, and that eternal problem, exposition. Participants should bring paper and pen or a laptop. Learn how to make your fiction more appealing to readers and editors alike!

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Most recent works are the Nebula-winning novella “Yesterday’s Kin” (Tachyon, 2014) and "The Best of Nancy Kress" (Subterranean, 2015). In July, 2017 Tor published "Tomorrow's Kin," the first novel of a trilogy based on “Yesterday’s Kin” and extending its universe for several generations. Kress’s work has been translated into Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Romanian, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Russian, and Klingon, none of which she can read. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad; in 2008 she was the Picador visiting lecturer at the University of Leipzig. Kress lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited.

Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Amazon Literary Partnership. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here
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Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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