What is the purpose of dialogue in the written word? What makes some scenes with dialogue authentic while others are boring, tedious, or unrealistic? What’s really going on between the characters? How is dialogue used in poetry? We’ll explore these questions by looking at the words between the quotation marks. We’ll also participate in exercises to help us look beyond the quotation marks. Finally, we’ll spend time writing our own dialogue and sharing with the group.
Becky Scarlett is a retired counselor, who has always loved a good story with interesting characters. Although she has written nonfiction, she especially enjoys writing fiction. She has written short stories for adults, picture books, and a recently released novel for young teens. Her work has appeared in two anthologies and one of her pieces was featured in the podcast, Six-Minute Stories, in 2022. Her upper middle-grade novel, Not For Me, is available on Amazon.
*Please note the change in location for this meeting. We will meet at the Mebane Arts & Community Center (Civic Room), 633 Corregidor Street, Mebane. Although we hold in-person meetings, members and guests may attend virtually by requesting a Zoom link and passcode from Cheryl Wilder at firstname.lastname@example.org. MASKS OPTIONAL
This event is made possible by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the Alamance Arts Council.
Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year at no cost. Contact Cheryl Wilder at 919.633.5350 or email@example.com for additional information.