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Online Workshop: Setting the Scene with Mallory & Wiley Cash

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Setting the Scene with Mallory and Wiley Cash
Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
From $250, limited to 15 participants | Online on Zoom

Join Mallory and Wiley Cash for a day-long, online workshop dedicated to learning from photographs and setting literary scenes on the page. Over the course of the morning you will discuss numerous photographs while considering the craft elements that translate to prose, including tone, objects, tension, and character. You’ll come away with exercises geared toward capturing scenes of your own. After a break for lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon discussing the ways in which the things we (and our characters) see in our daily lives can find their way to the page, and you will leave with writing exercises that help unlock the power of scene. When the workshop ends, you will be invited to join Mallory and Wiley in a private online community where we can all share and discuss our photographs and prose. Open to photographers and prose writers of all levels. The workshop will close with a Q&A about agents and query letters.

Manuscript critiques are available to workshop participants for an additional price. Manuscripts cannot exceed 10 pages and must be double-spaced and printed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Critiques will include line-edits and a one-page editorial letter.

After registering, you will receive an email with information on the accessing the workshop on Zoom and the materials you will need. People who selected the manuscript critique option will also receive information on the submission and return of manuscripts.

Mallory Cash is an editorial and portrait photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in the Knoxville Museum of Art, Salt Magazine, Dear Photographer Magazine, The New York Times, Encore Magazine, O’Henry Magazine, Garden and Gun, Our State, PineStraw Magazine, Bold Life, and has been or will be featured in galleries in Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Winner of the 2019 Pat Conroy Legacy Award of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, most recently The Last Ballad. He has led dozens of writing workshops around the country, and he has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and Bethany College. He currently serves as writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.


May 30
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Pat Conroy Literary Center
905 Port Republic Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 US
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