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Subject: Creating Memorable Characters

Where do characters come from? And how can we portray them with dimension and interest? This workshop will explore the creation and development of compelling fictional characters. Through group discussion and writing exercises, each participant will create a character with a distinct identity and voice. We will work on strategies for invigorating our fiction by infusing characters with life and breath on the page. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels.

Instructor: Marcia Douglas

Marcia Douglas is the author of the novels, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, Madam Fate and Notes from a Writer's Book of Cures and Spells as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a U.K. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado where she teaches creative writing and Caribbean literature.