Scene Writing Workshop
with Jennifer Lang
Monday, September 16, 18:00 – 21:00
A scene is like a single member of a family – it is loved for its own individuality – but its greatest power is its contribution to the larger group. ~ Raymond Obstfeld, Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes
This workshop is suitable for anyone contemplating, intending, or already in the process of writing a memoir or novel. We’ll delve into the nuts and bolts of scenes—what they entail, why they’re important, how to construct them. We’ll read and study scenes from works by Ann Hood, Kerry Corrigan, Ann Packer, and Jenna Blum, as well as do writing prompts to help us understand when and how to use scene in our own writing. This workshop is suitable for writers of all genres.
Details: 410nis; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled; includes light snacks and refreshments.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jennifer Lang lives and writes in Raanana. Her essays have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Under the Sun, Ascent, The Tishman Review, and on Brevity’s One-Minute Memoir and NPR’s Hanukkah Lights podcast, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays nominee, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity.