Dialogue Intensive, with Emily Lackey
Back by popular demand! Effective dialogue is the linchpin of successful scene-writing. Dialogue can propel a story forward, reveal character, increase narrative tension: in short, dialogue done well engages readers like no other craft element. Yet, for almost all writers, writing compelling and authentic dialogue is one of the biggest hurdles. In this illuminating half-day intensive, writers will look closely at the elements of dialogue that make for effective scene work. Through exercises and examples, writers will learn how to craft dialogue that is purposeful, builds character, and develops the subtext that gives their scenes life. Participants should feel free to bring work that is already in progress, but writers of all levels and genres are welcome!
Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)
Emily Lackey, assistant Director of WIP, holds MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University. Her stories have been widely published, in journals such as Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Hobart, and Cleaver Magazine, among many others