How to Show: A Four-Week Craft Workshop, with Kira Rockwell

How to Show is a four week, skill-centered workshop that takes the common idiom, “Show vs Tell,” one, two, three steps further, to show you how to effectively employ this advice to strengthen your work. This workshop is designed to equip you with the practical tools and know-how needed to show your audience Character, Relationships, Arcs, and Consequences. The trap of telling typically happens early in the writing process, since in order to show something, you need to know the details first. Therefore, this class is best suited for writers who are currently revising an early draft, though all levels are invited.  Writers will gain skills that will strengthen their structure, characterization, pacing, and embodied writing practices. Each week includes writing prompts, craft-based lessons, reading and discussion of showing in published work, as well as light feedback. The workshop is open to all narrative genres. 

Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m., four-week session begins October 3rd  ($195)

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. She is a 2021 Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with Mass Cultural Council, a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, as well as a Runner-up for the Princess Grace Award, among others. Her plays have been supported by The Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Her neurodivergent love story is now available through Original Works Publishing. Rockwell has a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. As an educator, Rockwell has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, and Grub Street. Currently, she lives in Boston with her husband and their rescue pup, Koda. 
Kira Rockwell