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Writing Characters Who Take Up Space

November 13 - December 4, 2021
Saturdays, 11:00-1:00 p.m, Pacific Time (4 sessions)
online via Zoom


For all the descriptive writing in the world, it is often difficult to fully realize a physical body in a physical space for a reader. Bodies are so varied, spaces contain so many possibilities, but both bodies and spatial possibilities are often overlooked in writing craft. This class will use ideas presented in Amy Cuddy’s book, Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Bessel Van Der Kolk’s, The Body Keeps Score, and others, to present new ways of exploring the physical presence of characters on the page, their experiences with themselves, with their environment and with other characters.

Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.


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Writing Characters Who Take Up Space
$ 190.00

Jaye Viner

Jaye Viner lives on what used to be the plains of eastern Nebraska with two feline fur bombs and a very tall man.  She holds an MFA and MA from the University of Nebraska. Her writing has been published in Drabblecast, The Roanoke Review, and Everyday Fiction. Her first novel, Jane of Battery Park, (Red Hen Press) is a speculative romantic thriller about two people trying to fall in love and stay there despite their families. Find her on Twitter @JayeViner or Instagram @Jaye_Viner
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