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Writer's Lab with Nikesha Williams

Crafting Complex Characters -Online

2021-01-09 10:00:00 2021-01-09 12:00:00 America/New_York Writer's Lab with Nikesha Williams Virtual Branch

Saturday, January 09
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-09 10:00:00 2021-01-09 12:00:00 America/New_York Writer's Lab with Nikesha Williams Imagine that book you’re writing or have always wanted to write sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and being checked out by your neighbors from the Library. Whether you’re just thinking about your first writing project or working on the next chapter of your epic series, the Library’s Writing Lab will move your story along, break through writer’s block and get you ready to send that book to the editor. Virtual Branch

Imagine that book you’re writing or have always wanted to write sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and being checked out by your neighbors from the Library. Whether you’re just thinking about your first writing project or working on the next chapter of your epic series, the Library’s Writing Lab will move your story along, break through writer’s block and get you ready to send that book to the editor.

What's a story without characters? A descriptive essay very few will read. In Crafting Complex Characters, award winning author Nikesha Elise Williams will help you make your characters more compelling in two virtual sessions and a final workshop. 

This character study is for writers who want to dig beyond the surface of common tropes and give their characters depth that make them feel like real people. People who are flawed, insecure, incomplete, and blind to their own behavior. 

Workshop Schedule: 


Saturday, January 9:          SESSION ONE: The People, Their Issues, And How they Relate to One 

Character Development                              Another 


Saturday, January 16:       SESSION TWO: Ignoring the White Gaze, Avoiding the Strong/Sassy Black Leads. Explore how to write authentic genre fiction for people of color,  

                                                              particularly women. Participants will learn how to avoid person-of-color stereotypes in their characters and write characters that 

                                                              relate to the audience.

 


Saturday, January 30:      SESSION THREE: Spotlights on you (Reading and Critiquing Each Other)
Workshop 

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click here to obtain one.

A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

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Phone: (904)-255-2665

Hours
Mon, Jan 18 Closed
Tue, Jan 19 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jan 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 24 Closed

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