An initiative funded by Guilford County

Dialogue in Fiction: How to Get Your Characters to Talk Virtual Workshop

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

This virtual workshop will explore the basic elements of dialogue as it relates to story and characters. It will begin with a recap of basics in form and style, and move to higher-level elements of what makes dialogue ring true and elevate a story’s emotion, tension, and pacing. This event is sponsored by Scuppernong Editions, a nonprofit press based in Greensboro, NC.

Spencer K. M. Brown is a finalist for the 2023 CMA National Book Award for “Best Novel,” winner of the 2016 Penelope Niven Award, the 2018 Flying South Fiction Prize, and a finalist for both the 2019 Doris Betts Fiction Prize and the 2019 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. His short fiction and poems have four times been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared in numerous publications. He lives in North Carolina, with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the novels Move Over Mountain and Hold Fast, and one chapbook of poetry, Cicada Rex.