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Plotting for Pantsers, Intuits and the Totally Lost with Ali Bryan

Saturday, June 20, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Free for WGA members and Airdrie Public Library members; $20 for non-members

Are you mid-way through a manuscript and have caught yourself asking, “what should happen next?” Or maybe you’ve finished a complete draft but have no idea how to begin the next. Where do you even start? Or maybe you want to start writing but you get hung up on the expectation and rules of an outline. If any of these scenarios resonate, this workshop is for you.

Using the theory character as plot and elements of plot structure, we’ll uncover tangible ways to bring cohesion and clarity to a work in progress. Learn to write, re-write and revise with intention even if you wrote the entire manuscript with no idea where you were going. Expect a combination of lecture, in-class exercises and discussion.

Ali Bryan is a novelist and creative nonfiction writer based in Calgary. Her first novel Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was released in 2018 and was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. She twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Creative Nonfiction prize, twice shortlisted for the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story. She is a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Emerging Artist recipient. Her debut YA novel, The Hill, will be released in fall 2020.

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Plotting for Pantsers, Intuits and the Totally Lost with Ali Bryan

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