The Secret Life of Scenes Workshop with David Biespiel | June 26 - July 24 | In-person

If you're a fiction or nonfiction writer and you struggle with writing scenes, you're sunk. At some point, every writer needs a refresher on making —fashioning, construction, composing, organizing, sequencing, imagining, re-imagining — scenes. Scenes are the DNA of story telling. "Once upon a time" might get the story going, but what follows next? Scene after scene after scene. you find yourself explaining too much in your stories or creative nonfiction? Do you feel your writing gets bogged down in announcing, recounting, and summarizing? What you need is some scene-making medicine. Work with Attic Institute founder and two-time Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel to learn the keys to explain less and dramatize more. An essential workshop for all writers.

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Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm, June 26 - July 24, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 1033 SW Yamhill, Suite 405
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A Statement of Our Values

The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.