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Writing Complex Characters

  • Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street Nashville, TN, 37219 United States (map)

People are complicated. Our characters can be, too. But how do you make a character on the page, created out of words, feel as multi-dimensional and deep as a real person? In this workshop, we’ll look at how other writers have evoked the characters in their stories, then we’ll work on craft exercises to deepen our own characters. We’ll have time to develop that character in a longer piece and then share work with one another at the end.

This is a free writing workshop intended for high school students. Students of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Registration is open. Sign up here:

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Anna Silverstein is a writer living in Nashville, TN. She teaches creative writing with the Porch Writers’ Collective and Southern Word, including a free weekly fiction workshop for teen writers, Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm at Studio NPL. Her fiction appears in  New Delta Review ,  Salt Hill ,  Afro-Hispanic Review ,  Gravel , and  Overtime . She has an MFA from Vanderbilt University and is a fiction editor for  Nashville Review .

Anna Silverstein is a writer living in Nashville, TN. She teaches creative writing with the Porch Writers’ Collective and Southern Word, including a free weekly fiction workshop for teen writers, Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm at Studio NPL. Her fiction appears in New Delta ReviewSalt HillAfro-Hispanic ReviewGravel, and Overtime. She has an MFA from Vanderbilt University and is a fiction editor for Nashville Review.

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