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Speaking and Listening: The Art of Dialogue

March 21, 4:00 PM6:00 PM

Free

Good dialogue can bring enormous vividness and music to our prose. Good dialogue invites a reader into a room, helps us connect, and lets us hear and see. It can forward plot, illuminate character, reveal theme. But writing dialogue is not always intuitive, in part because dialogue is not merely transcribed speech. (Artful dialogue has very little to do with how people actually talk.) In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll discuss what makes good dialogue and explore methods of capturing and distilling the music of speech. We’ll look at some examples and experiment with techniques. Appropriate for all interested in creative writing—those writing memoir, personal essay, fiction, plays—or anyone who wants to think more about this element of literary craft.  Participants should bring something to write on and with: laptop, iPad, pad of paper, etc.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; registration is required. Register at: https://speaking-and-listencing.eventbrite.com
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Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Venue

Waterville Public Library
73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Phone:
872-5433
Website:
http://watervillelibrary.org
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