Online: Zoom

The Death Scene: Slow Burn or Shot to the Heart - Remote!

Saturday, December 11th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max

Writing THE scene can be tough. Some of us skim over it, skirt around it, or flat out avoid it. Others take it over the top, being more dramatic than daytime television. In this three-hour session we will examine published excerpts of death scenes, discuss the pacing, attention to detail, and precision of language. We will work complete writing exercises that will get you on track for the right scene for your story and send you on your way ready to tackle this difficult scene on your own. For this class it is best you come with a work in progress, but it could be used as a generative class as well. 

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

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Kelly Dalke
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