Diving Deep Into Scene


Diving Deep Into Scene

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DIVING DEEP INTO SCENE: Find The Hidden Treasure In Your Narrative

Workshop Leader: Suzy Vitello


3/9/18: 12:00 - 7:00 (w/ an hour and a half dinner break)

3/10/18: 10:00 - 4:00 (w/ an hour and a half lunch break)

3/11/18: 10:00 - 4:00 (w/an hour and a half lunch break)

Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Cost: $350

This is a revision workshop, and you will be instructed ahead of time to bring existing writing with you. Our goal will be to take a scene from your narrative nonfiction or fiction and blow it up, go deeper, find more voices and particularity. Each day we will delve into a variety of published literary passages to dissect and discuss narrative options, voice, and scene, and how they work in concert to produce satisfying writing. Then we will turn to our own passages for prompts and targeted exercises, then sharing to discuss how to open our writing, where to unpack, and find what promising new directions reveal themselves.

Suzy, as the long-time coordinator of a robust weekly writing workshop whose members include Chuck Palahniuk, Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake and others, is committed to writing about love in all of its guises, styles and languages. Suzy’s novels include THE MOMENT BEFORE, and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES, and the second in the Empress Series, THE KEEPSAKE.