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.
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)
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.