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Character Development: Challenging the Binary with Wayétu Moore


2 Sessions

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Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am EDT - 12:15 pm EDT October 6 to October 7, 2021

Online via Zoom

Heroes sin, and villains are occasionally good. Struggles of good versus evil are happening within, so why not write our characters that way? This two-day course will look at various technical approaches to building realistic characters in fiction, challenging the binary form. Characters are as complex on the page as they are off the page, and participants will explore this tension through theory, discussion and a writing exercise.

Level: Introductory
Capacity: 20


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    Wayétu Moore

    Wayétu Moore

    Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, released by Graywolf Press in September 2018. Her memoir, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women was also released with Graywolf on June 2, 2020. She is the recipient of the 2019 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction. She Would Be King was named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly, and BuzzFeed. The novel was a Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club selection, a BEA Buzz Panel Book, a #1 Indie Next Pick and a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award. The Dragons, The Giant, The Women was a 2020 New York Times Notable Book, Time magazine 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020, Publishers Weekly Top 5 Nonfiction Books of 2020, was longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie medal for excellence in nonfiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California, and Columbia University. She lives in New York.