VETERANS WRITING WORKSHOPS ARE FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLICK HERE.
The Veterans Writing Workshop provides veterans, military personnel, and their family members a creative space to develop their writing skills and to tell their stories. The Missouri Humanities and the St. Louis Public Library will host this five-session workshop on Saturdays, from March 30th through May 4th (except April 20th) from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Workshop participants are led through writing exercises with meaningful feedback from facilitators, Kent Walker, a combat Army veteran, and Stacey Walker, lecturer at University of Missouri. Both hold MFAs in writing. Participants are not required to write about their military experience.
Session 3: Developing Plot and Beginning Character Development
This session will explore plot structures, setting, and how characters are intertwined. As each event of the plot unfolds, the character will grow a little in order to cope with that event, and so the plot development leads to character development. Participants will explore literary examples and participate in low-key writing exercises. Workshop facilitators Stacey and Kent Walker will show participants how writers can use these techniques in any genre they choose: biography, family memoir, short story, poetry, and/or essay.