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STORY DISSECTION: A WANL Workshop with Sharon Bala!

January 14, 2023

🗓 2 – 5 p.m., Saturday, January 14th, 2023, in-person

📍@ The Lantern – Bacalhao Room, (35 Barnes Road, St. John’s, NL)

This interactive three-hour workshop functions like a biology lab.
Together, we will dissect a piece of short fiction from the New Yorker, first by listening to the author read the story, and then by taking it apart piece by piece to examine the various aspects of craft.

Specifically we will discuss: point-of-view, psychic distance, and how they can create tension. We will also study the story’s plot and structure to understand how the author holds the reader’s attention. And we will scrutinize the dialogue and prose, both of which are spare. How does an author accomplish so much with so few words?

This workshop will be primarily conversational, almost like a book club. 🗣📚

Participants are asked to bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind. 🖊📓🧠

Please note: Registration for this event closed on January 4, 2023.

Times and Locations

January 14, 2023

2:00 pm