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All Things Dialogue: How to Create Authenticity and Intimacy in Fiction with Buku Sarkar


10 Sessions

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Once a week Sundays, 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT July 7 to September 8, 2024

Online via Zoom

In this class we will focus on, one hand, developing our skills in dialogue and on the other, learn how to write stories that can work without dialogue either. Yes there are plenty out there. We will read works by Hemingway, Lorrie Moore, and others to see how they use these techniques. Offered online.

Course Outline

This course will be a workshop-style class where students bring in work to be workshopped by the group. Focus of the course is to develop a) a natural, unforced way to use dialogue in stories/novels and on the other hand also learn techniques where no dialogue can work as well. Students don’t have to do both, necessarily, but the course is open to those who would like to explore the role of dialogue or non dialogue in writing.


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    Buku Sarkar

    Buku Sarkar

    Buku Sarkar is a fiction writer and photographer based in New York. Her first book has just been published in 2023, a collection of short stories titled Not Quite A Disaster After All. She has written for various magazines including NYRB, ZYZZYVA, NYTimes, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, and received the best short story of the year award from Sewannee Review. Her photography, has been shown at ICP, Art Basel Miami to name a few.