April 10 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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Mirrors and Reflections: Writing Multidimensional Main and Supporting Characters
This seminar is designed for writers who want to sharpen their ability writing fully fleshed out characters. We will examine how writers can create main and supporting characters who mirror each other in order to clarify conflict, plot, and themes. The class begins with examples of such pairings of characters from various writers such as Edward P. Jones, Kiese Laymon, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, and Lorrie Moore. After some examination and discussion, students will work on prompts that will help them develop relationships between mirror characters. Students will have a chance to share and provide feedback for each other’s work.
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.