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1323 6th Ave N.
Nashville, TN, 37208

The Skillery is a Nashville coworking space with resources and programming for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small teams and independent professionals, all aimed at making work meaningful, satisfying and unabashedly fun.

Dialogue and Scene

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Dialogue and Scene

  • The Skillery 1323 6th Ave N Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

Effective dialogue can ignite a work of fiction or creative nonfiction, just as poorly-written dialogue can dampen it. This writing workshop will focus on the craft of writing strong dialogue.

Key Takeaways:
We want our characters to sound authentic, and yet somehow strong dialogue transcends authenticity—it’s more real than real. In this workshop, we’ll unravel this paradox by examining and practicing strategies for writing effective dialogue and scene so as to amp up the level of immediacy in your work.

Who's it For:
This class is for writers of all stripes, whether novice or veteran.

When does this class meet?
This class meets on Saturday, April 18th from 2-5pm.

About the Teacher:
Katie McDougall is the cofounder of The Porch, and she is author of the novel, The Color Wheel. Her short fiction has appeared in,, and in Soundtrack Not Included.  She holds a BA in English from Colorado College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Colorado State University. Prior to cofounding The Porch, Katie spent fifteen years as an English teacher in Colorado, Nashville, and The Bahamas.

About the Hosting Organization:                                                                                              The Porch fosters the artistic and professional development of writers and promotes a vibrant and diverse literary culture in Nashville through educational, inspiring, and community building opportunities and events for adults and youth.

Questions about this class? Contact Katie McDougall at

Registration is $41, here.

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