What a Character! A Master Class in Writing Craft
February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$39
At the end of a book or story, more than any other story element, it’s the characters who remain in our minds, haunting us for days, months or even years. Whether they incite fear, curiosity, joy, revulsion, humour or empathy, we delve into these other lives because they fascinate us. One of the greatest joys in writing is getting to create memorable characters on the page who feel alive.
Get ready to go deep with writer Marcia Walker into what makes our characters tick in this two-hour master class on writing craft. We’ll discuss what makes a memorable character and explore exercises that show how to write engaging, fully-realized, unique characters. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction, we’ll explore ways to make your characters memorable.
Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Times, Fiddlehead, Prism international, Room, Event, Antigonish Review, University of Toronto Magazine, This Magazine, The Globe and Mail, CBC 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.