June Workshop

2021 Winter Writers Workshop Series

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Robert Gipe presents a workshop on character and dialog

The workshop will look at character development in fiction, with particular attention to how characters talk to one another.

Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline (Ohio University Press, 2015), received the 2015 Weatherford Award in fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association and Berea College. His novel Weedeater (Ohio University Press, 2018) was a finalist for the Weatherford Award, which recognizes works that “best illuminate the challenges, personalities, and unique qualities of the Appalachian South.” Gipe is a graduate of Wake Forest University and University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, and worked as director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and is founding producer of Higher Ground, a series of community-based musical dramas inspired by oral histories and local issues. He lives in Harlan, Kentucky. His third novel Pop: An Illustrated Novel (Ohio University Press, 2021) completes the Canard County trilogy. The trilogy won the Judy Gaines Young Book Award in May 2021.

More on Mr. Gipe here: RobertGipe.com

The 2021 Winter Workshop Series curated by John C. Mannone has provided high quality experiences for all attendees. The online Zoom environment has proven to be an intimate setting. Each Saturday workshop begins at 10:45 AM Eastern Time with introductions and time to work through technical difficulties. 11 AM: one hour craft lecture or presentation. Noon: approximately 30 minutes for eating lunch together and asking questions. 12:30 after receiving writing prompt we break for one hour of writing. 1:30 reconvene for one hour of discussion and sharing our writing as desired. 2:30 conclude.

CWG Members $10- Nonmembers $15- Please use the registration form below to insure the Zoom link is delivered to the proper email address.

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