How to Write Punchy Dialogue Workshop

I love reading fiction with crisp dialogue, and I’m excited to lead this workshop!

Dialogue makes a story come alive, and in the best fiction, what characters say is often what we remember most. Writing dialogue is more than recording the casual comments your characters might share. Through their words characters reveal their emotions and move the story forward.

To be effective, dialogue should be well honed and carry the impact of poetry or drama, while still feeling realistic to the reader.

This workshop will focus on methods of writing dialogue that will both engage and enlighten.

You can find more information about the workshop HERE.

Register and get your ticket HERE.

Reading with Grotto Poets at Book Passage SF

I was honored to read at the open mic behind sterling poets Jenny Qi (organizer), Shikha Malaviya, Maw Shein Win, Heather Bourbeau, and Laird Harrison. Earthy poems for Earth Day at the SF Ferry Building, such a beautiful location.

It might look like I’m crooning, but I’m actually reciting this poem:

Thank you, Laird for the photo.

No Poetry No Peace: a reading and celebration of human expression and peace

Looking forward to reading 6:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 12, with Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte (our host), Dr. Jeanne Powell, Karla Brundage, and Sandra Wassilie, all of whom are fine poets I have read with before.

For more details and to register:

This worthy and insightful event will be presented by the SF Mechanics Institute library.