Making a Scene


Making a Scene


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Saturday, November 7
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
East Conference Room
Portland Art Museum

taught by David Gates

Class is limited to 9 students

Bring in a scene or two from your own work, and be prepared to discuss why it’s necessary to your larger narrative, what it’s accomplishing, and what’s happening in it—both the actual events and the undercurrents. We’ll pay particular attention to dialogue: what’s said and how it’s said; what’s not said and what that says.

David Gates lives in Missoula, where he teaches at the University of Montana, and in Granville, New York, where he is associated with the Bennington Writing Seminars. A former Guggenheim Fellow, for many years he was a writer and editor at Newsweek, where he specialized in music and books.

Contact Susan Denning, Director of Programs & Events, for more information.