Monday, May 21, 2007

Upcoming Event: "Talk the Talk"

I will be speaking about dialogue (one of my favorite writing topics) in Leesburg, Virginia, as part of the “First Friday” series on June 1. During this presentation, I promise to reveal my famous trick that totally changed my dialogue. I’ve got a few other tricks up my sleeves, too…should be a good event.

Event: Northern Virginia Writers First Friday
Date: June 1, 2007
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Place: Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg,VA 20176 (directions)

Talk the Talk: Focus on Dialogue
Dialogue seems as though it should be easy—we all talk! But written dialogue has precision and heft that reverberate beyond the sounds of simple, everyday conversation. Good dialogue serves several purposes: It reveals character, moves the story forward and supports your setting. Find out how to accomplish this in your own fiction and memoir.

Cost: $4 for members of The Writer's Center and residents of Leesburg; $6 for the general public.

Click here for more information, and here for directions, or call 301.654.8664.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.