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"Novel Writing Series: Complex Characters to Drive Your Fiction" with Charlotte Gullick

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Location
St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

11/8/2014 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


 

$49 for members (log in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


At this time, this class is at capacity and registration has been closed. There will be no walk-up tickets available on the day of the class.

What is the link between character and plot? How can a deep understanding of character add tension and meaning to your work? In this interactive session, we will:


1) Examine passages in published novels that illustrate how a character’s internal obstacles add texture to the overall plot.

2) Dive deeply into the characters we are currently writing to understand how the past shapes current challenges.

3) Investigate how dialogue, appearance, and sibling order (among other things) can contribute to the layers of overall conflict.


About the instructor...

Charlotte Gullick is a novelist, essayist, editor, educator and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. A first-generation college graduate, she received her AA with High Honors from Santa Rosa Junior College, a BA with Honors in Literature/Creative Writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis. She began a MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the Institute of American Indian Arts in July 2014

Charlotte's first novel, By Way of Water, was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as the Grand Prize winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program, and a special author's edition was reissued by the Santa Fe Writers Project in November of 2013. Charlotte’s other awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship for Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, a MacDowell Colony Residency, Faculty of Year from College of the Redwoods as well as the Evergreen State College 2012 Teacher Excellence Award.

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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

 

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit www.stedwards.edu.