Crafting Strong Scenes

WORKSHOP FEATURE: Third Verb talks scene and exposition

Last week, Third Verb hosted its inaugural workshop, Crafting Strong Scenes, at the gorgeous, historic Union Bank Inn. We couldn’t have asked for more. From the venue to our engaged participants, Jessica Kluthe’s detailed, specific instruction, and our giveaways, the night was a memorable one! 


The Union Bank Inn is a gorgeous, historic boutique hotel located on Jasper Avenue.

Crafting Strong Scenes 2

Workshop instructor, Jessica Kluthe, explained that when strong scenes are strung together they make powerful stories. Exploring the differences between exposition and scene, Jessica gave an invaluable lesson to writers on showing, not telling.

crafting strong scenes 3

“Through drafting, layering happens. This is where a story’s complexity can be added in and where we start to make meaning,” explained Jessica.

Crafting Strong Scenes 5

Participants used Jessica’s expert advice to draft their own short stories during the workshop. Starting with a ‘draft zero’, they moved through the writing and drafting process, playing around with exposition and scene.

crafting strong scenes 4

Each workshop participant left with a well-stuffed swag bag in hand! A copy of Jessica’s best-selling book, Rosina, The Midwifea Third Verb notebook, a copy of literary magazine Glass Buffalo, writing exercises, and more.

Jessica read scenes from her best-selling book, Rosina, The Midwife, giving tips how to read like a writer.

Jessica read scenes from her  book, Rosina, The Midwife, giving tips how to read like a writer.

Here are a few key takeaways Jessica shared for effective writing:

writing tips

Third Verb Writing Workshop, Edmonton

Third Verb’s very first workshop participants!

Crafting Strong Scenes 7

Jessica and Jen, co-creators of Third Verb



Every successful event requires a celebratory selfie, doesn’t it?




Third Verb’s first workshop could not have been as successful as it was without the generous support of our sponsors, Union Bank Inn, Audreys Bookstore, Glass Buffalo, and Stonehouse Publishingthank you, friends!

union bank inn, edmonton, yeg, writing, yegwrites, writing workshops | GB_Logo_2-line_Buffalo_white  | Edmonton, Writing workshops | Stonehouse Logo


After Crafting Strong Scenes’ workshop experience, we look forward to our next session!  Writing Short, Short Scenes with Edmonton publisher, editor, and author, Jason Lee Norman, is in one week and we certainly hope you will join us!


Third Verb, Edmonton, Yeg, writing, writing workshops, workshops, jessica kluthe, jennifer lavallee, authors, writer, author

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Third Verb presents intensive workshop experiences for writers of all skill levels in the Edmonton area.
Edmonton, Alberta