Free public workshop with Shakirah Bourne: Writing meaningful dialogue

Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 3pm

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- Saturday, October 5, 3:00-4:00pm, Central Library Room 301

Screenwriting workshop by Shakirah Bourne

Maximum 12 participants

This is a free public workshop, but registration is required in advance.

Writing Meaningful Dialogue

This class will explore the functions of dialogue and illustrate techniques for making your dialogue authentic and distinctive to your characters, while also effectively enhancing the story through subtext.


Shakirah Bourne is a Barbadian author and filmmaker. She has written four films: PAYDAY (writer/producer), Two Smart (writer/co-director), Next PAYDAY (writer/producer) and A Caribbean Dream (writer/director). Her first collection of stories, In Time of Need, won the Governor General Award for Excellence in Literary Fiction. My Fishy Stepmom, her debut children's book, was a finalist for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean YA Literature. She was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road
BMO Room

Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

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