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Allyson Loomis presents, "The Presence of Mine Enemies: Villains and Bad Apples in Stories"

  • The Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire Street Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

All stories are fueled by conflict, but in some stories that conflict can be personified as a villain, a bad apple, an agitator, a liar, a usurper, a creep.  In this session we will talk about the uses of villains in stirring up stories, and how one might go about creating a villain, employing a villain and maybe even humanizing a villain.  We'll look at different sorts of entry points for villains in stories and how one might hope to neutralize a villain, in the end.

How BAD can you be?  Come join Allyson Loomis and your fellow writers to find out!

To sign up for Allyson's summer residency at Cirenaica ("Stranger than Fiction: On Writing Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir"), click here!