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9:30 am

Dialogue and Dialect with Nisi Shawl

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Our characters tell readers so much about themselves when they speak. But if characters’ speech patterns depart from our cultural defaults, how do we show that? Differences can enrich readers’ understanding of our characters and stories, yet we risk alienating … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

A Mixed Bag: Combining and Manipulating Genre Conventions with Tracy Townsend

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

In this class, we throw the idea of neat boxes and categories out the window and ask ourselves, what more can we achieve as writers when we blend and blur the lines between genres? From subverting tropes to reimagining story … Continue reading

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