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Project Frankenstein: Fiction Class

(In Person at Left Margin LIT) CLOSED

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break) 
Instructor: Shanthi Sekaran
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Fiction
Price: $195          

What makes a character come to life and jump off the page? Character-building reaches into almost every aspect of story-building.


In this seminar, novelist Shanthi Sekaran will walk you through everything she knows about breathing life into character through dialogue, narrative focus, attitude and counterpoint.


The seminar will be interactive, generative and applicable to both fiction and nonfiction writers. Come ready to write!

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Shanthi Sekaran is a novelist and television writer. Her most recent adult novel, Lucky Boy, was named an Indie Next Great Read, an Amazon Editor's Pick and a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Library Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and Salon


In 2021, her middle grade debut, The Samosa Rebellion, won the Northern California Book Award and was named an Amazon Editor's Pick for readers aged 9-13. 


Her second middle grade novel, Boomi's Boombox, came out in Spring 2023. She recently wrapped up her work on the acclaimed NBC medical drama, "New Amsterdam". She lives in Berkeley, California with her family and a cat named Frog.


Click here to learn more about Shanthi.

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