In this intensive three-hour workshop, students will master the art of scene writing. Learn to craft strong scenes (the building blocks of stories) that incorporate sensory details and follow that often unexplained, deceivingly simple advice to show, don’t tell.
You may have come across Chekov’s very quotable writing advice: “don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.” But how do we write the moonlight in order for the reader to see it in their mind’s eye? Just how does a writer take a telling passage and craft it into a showing one? And when should a writer do so? This interactive workshop will answer these questions while providing guided exercises aimed at writing strong scenes.
Join Third Verb and develop your craft.
Date: March 2, 2018
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Devonshire Room, Union Bank Inn (10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta)
Third Verb is proud to present Jessica Kluthe as the instructor for the Crafting Strong Scenes workshop.
Jessica Kluthe holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of Victoria and is a full-time writing instructor at MacEwan University. In 2013, she was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. That same year, her book, Rosina, The Midwife, was published and landed on the Edmonton Journal’s list of best sellers for ten weeks. Jessica’s most recent story can be found in Nomfiction: a nonfiction anthology about food.