Online: Zoom

Fictional Characters II: Heroes & Villains

Saturday, April 2nd, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

Is it important to have sympathetic main characters? If so, how does one go about creating them? And what about those stories that are memorable less because of the protagonist and more because of the character standing in their way? In this class we’ll use passages from classic and contemporary fiction to discover some of the ways authors have created admirable main characters and memorable villains, with the goal of putting what we learn to work in improving and enriching our own heroes and villains.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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Timothy Weed
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