Advanced Fiction workshop for Professional Writers with Caroline Adderson: Writing Narrative Scenes

Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 10am

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Professional Development workshop:


- Saturday, October 5, 10:00-12:00pm, Central Library Room 301

Advanced Fiction workshop for Professional Writers by Caroline Adderson

Maximum 12 participants

Cost: $30


Writing Narrative Scenes

Show, don’t tell is one of the most misleading axioms of fiction writing.  In fact, there is as much to tell in a story as there is to show; the key is to know when to do each, and how.  Through instruction and writing exercises, this workshop will explain the four types of prose used in fiction with a special focus on the “showing” mode — the narrative scene.


Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels, two collections of short stories, as well as many books for young readers. Her work has received numerous award nominations including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Winner of three BC Book Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline is also the recipient of the Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. 

Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road
BMO Room

Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

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