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Darling You’re Making a Scene
October 16, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Straw Dog Writers Guild presents: “Darling, You’re Making a Scene” with Áine Greaney on Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:30 – 12:00. This workshop will be on Zoom. Registration required. Register HERE.
Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, learn how to craft lively, memorable scenes that draw the reader in and make them care about your story and your real or imagined characters.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
- Macro and micro issues of scene building
- Those opening and closing scenes
- Show don’t tell; but when you *must* tell, learn how to balance “live” scenes and narrative paragraphs
- Achieving vividness.
- Making your readers care
- Dialog in your scene
Bio: Áine Greaney is an Irish-born author who never published anything until she emigrated from Ireland to America, alone, at age 24. Since then (1986), she has published four books and a chapbook collection of short stories. Her features, essays and stories have been published and broadcast in the U.S., Ireland, the U.K. and Canada in publications such as Creative Nonfiction, NPR/WBUR, PBS The World, The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Times, Litro, Salon and The Drum. She is also the author of the popular instructional book, Writer with a Day Job (Writers Digest Books). Her awards and shortlists include a citation in Best American Essays and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her second novel, Dance Lessons, was one of 20 chosen by the National Women’s Book Association for National Reading Group Month and a runner up in the Rubery International Awards. In addition to writing, she has facilitated creative writing workshops and presented or co-presented at national and regional conferences, including the Writers Digest Conference in New York City, the Cape Cod Writers Conference, the International Women’s Writing Guild and the Examined Life Conference at U. Iowa School of Medicine.