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Get Some Backbone: Plotting Essentials- a Master Class in Writing Craft

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Story Structure concrete beams at One Lit Place for onelitplace.com

Erik Eastman


What is plot? What is story? What makes us keep reading and what makes us lose interest? All stories travel forward in an arc to deliver the characters (and the reader) from one state to another. When the writer does this well, we don’t even notice. We’re magically gripped in the events and conflicts of the characters.

Join writer Marcia Walker for this two-hour master class in craft as she discusses the hidden layers of plot and the many ways a to build events in your story to excite, innovate, and inform. We’ll discuss causality, metafiction, character-based plotting and the benefits and pitfalls of outlining.


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Marcia Walker, Writing Instructor for One Lit Place at onelitplace.comMarcia Walker’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York TimesFiddleheadPrism internationalRoomEventAntigonish ReviewUniversity of Toronto MagazineThis MagazineThe Globe and MailCBC radio and The Broken Social Scene Story Project. She has been shortlisted for Prism’s fiction and non-fiction prize, the Writers’ Union of Canada short prose competition and the Lascaux fiction award. Her plays have been part of Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell festival and the F.O.O.T. festival. She is a graduate of the Guelph MFA program and runs the Emerging Writers Reading Series in Toronto.



March 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, M4J1R7 Canada


Marcia Walker