Novels and memoirs can’t be separated from their setting. Description makes readers feel fully immersed in a story, but it can also slow a story to a standstill. In this workshop, Alex Kourvo and Bethany Neal will show you how to use appropriate settings and vivid descriptions to heighten character, action, and theme.

This event is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors. Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a meet-up where the instructors are available to review samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere.

Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library's imprint Fifth Avenue Press.


I can't make this workshop on Feb 6th but so excited to see such an event at Westgate! Please have more! I would love to come to a future event. I've been thinking of writing for years but have no idea how to start nor the confidence. Thank you! Lily Lee

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