Project Frankenstein: Fiction Class
Date: Saturday, January 18
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Shanthi Sekaran
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!
Shanthi Sekaran is a writer and educator in Berkeley. Her recent novel, Lucky Boy, was named an IndieNext Great Read and an NPR Best Book of 2017. Her essays and stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, and the LA Review of Books.
Shanthi is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, an AWP mentor, and teaches writing at Mills College in Oakland. Her latest release, part of the Lit Starts series, is Writing Dialogue: A Book of Writing Prompts.
More about Shanthi: https://www.shanthisekaran.com