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Making a Scene

All Levels. You have the draft of a story, but all is chaos. You sense your material has no flow, no shape, no path to order. Enter the power of scene! Our mission: to create the internal and external logic of an entire story. We’ll do close readings to discover the machinery behind good scenes (including opening scenes); explore different ways to begin, propel, end, and link scenes to one another; and ponder how they can be used to achieve specific effects that shape the story itself. Participants will do in-class exercises and take-home assignments that will have the opportunity to be workshopped.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Alma García

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/05/2017

End Date: 03/12/2017

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$295.00 General Price:

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Alma García

Alma García's short fiction has been published as award-winning in Narrative Magazine, Passages North, and Boulevard, and is forthcoming in Enizagam and in the anthology Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador).

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