Fall 2018: Building a Story: Plot and Tension September


Fall 2018: Building a Story: Plot and Tension September


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September 23, 2018
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Megan Kruse
for writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

Define the elements of a strong plot and find ways to build tension and keep your story or novel moving. Practice concrete techniques to reveal your characters and amplify the themes of your work.

Megan Kruse’s work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and her debut novel, Call Me Home was released from Hawthorne Books, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She was the recipient of a 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Award and was one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” for 2015.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.