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2017-06/03 Memoir III: Character, Dialogue, and Scene with Marni Freedman

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Time: 12:15 to 2:15pm Number of sessions: 6--Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8 Members: $180 Nonmembers: $216 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106


In this workshop, participants will deepen their character work and learn how to craft a compelling memoir scene complete with description, details and dialogue that will bring the written word to life. A deeper understanding of the two voices of memoir will be explored; the voice of innocence and the voice of experience.

Participants will gain a strong understanding of how and when to create real, conversational dialogue and utilize flashbacks. Tools to communicate clarity of character will be taught to bring the people in the story to life for the reader.

Participants will be encouraged to submit another chapter of their work for peer review. (Those following the certificate program will have 3-5 chapters written by the end of this class.)

This class is part of the new Certificate Program in Memoir Writing.  You can purchase all 5 Memoir classes (each 6 sessions) and save 20%.

Marni-Cropped HeadshotMarni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension, The San Diego Library and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.  Her new book, 7 Essential Writing Tools will be available in February of 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.