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"Minor Characters and Major Insights: How to Create a More Compelling Narrative through an Exploration of Secondary Characters" with Charlotte Gullick

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

11/21/2015 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


We're sorry, but this class is currently at capacity. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Proof of purchase will be required to enter classroom. Questions? Please see our Classes page or call 512-499-8914.


 

Part of our four-class November Novel Writing Series 

$49 for members
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$109 for nonmembers 

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, November 19. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!


Remembering that each character is at the center of his/her own story, this workshop will dive into the power and potential of minor characters and their influence on plot.

We'll examine how an understanding of the conflicting desires, fates, and vulnerabilities of secondary characters can ratchet up and refine the overall story tension, whether for the novel, the memoir, or short fiction.


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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NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For more information, visit our Classes page.
 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 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.