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Every story has a setting, whether you're writing a space opera or a young adult memoir, a crime novel or a short story taking place in Albany. Truly great settings live in our minds.The setting isn't just where the story happens, it is an integral part of the story. In fact, the settings act much like characters.
In this session, we will exchange ideas to help us build well-rendered settings…in any genre. We will look at how contemporary authors have created active, "living" settings that work like characters on the page. Finally, we will take some time to practice these techniques, with the goal of creating settings that feel both real and alive—no matter how fantastical they may seem. This session is great for fiction and narrative non-fiction writers.
Who Should Register?
Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who have been underrepresented in it due to cost, racism, immigration status, language access, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that these voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.
These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.
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