On Dialogue in Fiction

Announcement Date : Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Taught by:Ben Brindise
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates:October 2 & 4, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

What makes dialogue effective and ring true in our ears? How do we learn to write dialogue the way people actually speak? On day one, poet & fiction writer Benjamin Brindise will use examples to break down what makes dialogue work and what makes it drag along like a car with four flat tires. On day two, students will engage in an outdoor observational activity to hear real dialogue and apply the natural mechanics of it to their writing.

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.

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About the Teaching Artist

Benjamin Brindise is the author of the chapbook ROTTEN KID (Ghost City Press, 2017), the full length collection of poetry Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire (EMP Books, 2018), and the short fiction micro chap The Procession (Ghost City Press, 2018). He has represented Buffalo, NY in the National Poetry Slam in 2015, 2016, and 2018, helping Buffalo to place as high as 9th in the country. His poetry and fiction has been published widely online and in print including Maudlin House, Trailer Park Quarterly, and Philosophical Idiot. He tweets @benbrindise and can be found on Instagram @benjaminbrindiseauthor