Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dialogue Clinic with Shawn Klomparens

From a press release:

Attend a free "Dialogue Clinic" with writer Shawn Klomparens on Saturday, February, 27, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Conference Room in Jackson.

Great dialogue brings life to fiction, but how is it written? How can passages of dialogue feel realistic without being dull, or convey action without seeming forced? Join author Shawn Klomparens ("Jessica Z.," "Two Years, No Rain") for a workshop on crafting tight, narrative-propelling dialogue. The group will read and analyze examples of good and bad dialogue, work through writing and revision exercises, and receive suggestions for further reading. Participants are welcomed (but not required) to submit up to five pages via email by February 25 for possible discussion during the session at klomp@shawnklomparens.com. Space is limited.

Klomparens has been called “the master of dialogue” by the Sacramento Book Review. He studied English Literature and Geological Sciences at Ohio University before coming to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1994 for what he thought would be a one-year visit for skiing and cycling. He ended up staying in Jackson where he now resides with his wife and two children, and is working on his third novel.

This workshop is compliments of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and part a series which will include poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction with writers Cecily Parks, Patti Sherlock, Lucy Flood, Karol Griffin-Young, and others.

FMI: Nicole Burdick, http://www.jacksonholewriters.wordpress.com/, 307-413-5235