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Character Writing Masterclass with the SF Writer’s Grotto

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real` Menlo Park United States (map)

What good is day without night, peanut butter without jelly, or a talented writer without a well-developed character?

Kepler’s Literary Foundation hosts a writing course in collaboration with the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto this Fall to resolve that dilemma. Join us on September 17th for a 90-minute Masterclass on character writing, lead by authors Constance Hale and Irving Ruan. This intensive-workshop is one of a series of Bay Area events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Writers’ Grotto, a shared workspace and educational community in San Francisco.

Hale is best known for her books Sin and Syntax and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. She has taught Harvard and UC Berkeley. Ruan is a writer, comedian, and actor. His work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, and elsewhere. Hale and Ruan visit Kepler’s to guide a writing course based around the new Grotto book series Lit Starts. This character-writing focused course will develop your skill for observing and capturing human complexity within your creative work. A copy of Lit Starts: Writing Character comes included with the course. Bring your current character quandaries with you, or develop new character insight using this collaborative space.

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