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The Everyday Rituals of Your Characters - Remote!

Saturday, October 23rd, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

By nature, humans are ritualistic beings. From brewing morning coffee, to tending to a garden, to an athlete stepping up to the track, we are steeped in ritual. And so are our characters. When given to your audience, these moments–either sacred or secular–provide a treasure trove of active character development. Through a variety of writing exercises, encouraging workshop, and in-class discussions of work from authors such as Quiara Alegrîa Hudes and John Logan, this workshop will allow you to identify the rituals your characters honor in their everyday lives. This class will primarily be taught from a playwriting lens, but is easily transferable to other writing genres. All writers are bound to walk away with potent scenes and a better understanding of their characters. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.


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Kira Rockwell
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  • Generate New Work
  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Playwriting

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