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Event by Pat Conroy Literary Center


When: Tuesday October 11, 2022; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom.
Cost: $45
Limited to 20 participants
Online: Zoom

Dialogue can be a powerful tool for characterization, motivation, plot advancement, and emotion, or it can be a clunky thing that bogs down the action and takes the reader out of the story. How can you be sure your dialogue elevates rather than deflates? We’ll look at examples of effective dialogue, discuss what makes these examples work, and use what we learn to practice writing dialogue on our own. In the process, we’ll explore subtext, rhythm, pacing, attribution, and more. Students should come prepared to write.

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This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Tiffany Quay TysonTiffany Quay Tyson is an award-winning novelist, humor writer, and teacher. She is the author of two novels including The Past is Never, winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the Mississippi Author Award. Her debut novel, Three Rivers, was published in 2015 and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. Humor writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus “Funny Women” column, The Belladonna Comedy, The Establishment, Slackjaw, and more. Shorter fiction can be found at SmokeLong Quarterly, The Ilanot Review, The Tulane Review, and elsewhere.

Tiffany is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She is a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, where she received the Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence in 2021.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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