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2017-08/06 Character Development Workshop with Cornelia Feye

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017 Time: 1pm to 4pm Number of sessions: One Day Class Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 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

Creating compelling and believable characters is one of the most important and enjoyable facets of being a writer. In this workshop we will practice building characters, getting to know them, making them believable, and giving them human flaws through writing exercises and group discussions. We will also explore our characters’ motivations, a driving force of every story.

As a final exercise we will let our characters interact with each other, in a short dialogue writing practice. Participants can work on character from existing stories or create new ones.

Cornelia Feye is the founder of Konstellation Press, an indie publishing company creating non-commercial books and interdisciplinary events at the intersection of art, music and literature.

She received her M.A. in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Tübingen, Germany. After five years in New York, she moved to San Diego, where she taught Eastern and Western Art History at several colleges. Her museum experience includes the Mingei International, the San Diego Museum of Arts, the Museum of Man, and the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. From 2007 to 2017 she was the School of the Arts and Arts Education Director at the Athenaeum, Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. In 2011 she published her novel, Spring of Tears, an art mystery set in France, and it won the San Diego Book Award for the mystery category. Publications include art historical essays and reviews in English and German. Her second mystery House of the Fox is set in Anza Borrego desert and San Diego. Private Universe, her third novel, is a coming-of-age story and art mystery, and was released in 2017. She lives in Ocean Beach with her family, and when she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys rollerblading and dancing tango.; facebook: Konstellationpress

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