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August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Explore the world of your story through exercises and prompts

PLACE IN FICTION with Sheila O’Connor

Whether we’re placing our story in a familiar landscape, or inventing a fictional reality, the world our characters inhabit will shape their actions and their destinies. How do we create a world so vivid and convincing readers will feel as if they’ve actually inhabited that place? How do we develop the relationship between character, conflict, and setting? How can we use setting as a springboard for action? Through discussion and writing, we will consider these questions as we develop our own settings. Participants will complete a series of writing exercises designed to help them explore their story’s world.

This two-hour workshop will take place virtually with a brief break.

Tuition for this two hour online workshop is $40. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register for this workshop, please click here. For other ways to register, please call 920.868.1457.


Sheila O’Connor is the author of six novels including her most recent book, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, and named one of the Best Criminal Justice Books of 2019 by the Marshall Project.  Awards for her books include the Michigan Prize for Literary Fiction, Minnesota Book Award, International Reading Award, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, and Midwest Booksellers Award among others.   She is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at Hamline University where she serves as fiction editor for Water~Stone Review.



August 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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