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Thu, Apr 20

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Springfield

Uneven Characters: Filling in the Cracks Writing Workshop With Regine Jackson

Writing characters can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! In this workshop, we will go over what makes a character three-dimensional, using inspiration from ourselves and the people around us to create realistic characters.

Uneven Characters: Filling in the Cracks Writing Workshop With Regine Jackson
Uneven Characters: Filling in the Cracks Writing Workshop With Regine Jackson

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2023, 4:00 PM – Apr 21, 2023, 4:00 PM

Springfield, 1365 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103, USA

About the event

Writing characters can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! In this workshop, we will go over what makes a character three-dimensional, using inspiration from ourselves and the people around us to create realistic characters (positive and negative traits, dynamic vs. static characters, etc.), and dialogue vs. action and how to utilize both to create our characters. Half of the workshop will be an overview of the topic, and the latter half will consist of a series of short writing exercises.

Join Straw Dog Writers Guild for "Uneven Characters: Filling in the Cracks" craft workshop with SDWF Fellow Regine Jackson on Sunday, April 16 from 2:00 – 3:30pm at The Artist Café 1365 Main Street Springfield MA.The Artist Café has no masking guidelines at this time. Space is limited.

Bio: Regine Jackson is a writer who was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Being an avid reader since she was a child, Jackson has always wished to write, specifically stories where the main characters looked like her and the people around her. While Jackson mainly writes within the science-fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, she also writes prose and poetry revolving around her life living in an inner city. Being the recipient of the 2020 Straw Dog Emerging Writer Fellowship, she hopes to not only hone her own craft but also bring more creative work to her city and encourage more black and brown women to write their truths.

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