Foundational Elements of Storytelling

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Foundational Elements of Storytelling


This weekend workshop will examine six essential foundational elements of storytelling in relation to both fiction and nonfiction: characterization, point of view, dialogue, setting, scene, and plot.

Participants will discuss several short essays and successful story examples related to each craft element, and we will use corresponding writing exercises to help develop the practice of each element. Writing exercises will generate new work or can be applied to a work-in-progress, and participants will have multiple opportunities to share what they have written during class time. All experience levels welcome.

When: Friday, June 2nd, 6:00-7:00pm (Reception featuring drinks and chef created hors de oeurves)

Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am-3:30pm (lunch break, 12:00-1:30pm)

Sunday, June 4th, 10:00am-3:30pm (lunch break, 12:00-1:30pm)

Where: The Wallace House, 756 16th St, Des Moines, IA 50314

Fee: $265; Early bird price until May 16th- $245

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