Number of sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Date: Sunday, June 28
Course fee: $75
Great literature is always about the main players. Charismatic protagonists stay with readers long after finishing a text. Yet most aspiring writers wonder: how do our imagined people morph into “real” ones? Why is it that my characters feel so flat, passive, and obvious on the page, whereas Salman Rushdie and Alice Munro have brought theirs to life?
In this course—appropriate for short story writers, novelists, and memoirists—we’ll learn ways to dig up the secrets of our characters. We’ll unearth the unknown inside their hearts, minds, and souls, their presents and pasts.