Finding Characters: A Walkabout Workshop

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 10:00 am
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 Learn to write about character as you immerse in a lively downtown setting! Widely published writer and editor Jeannette Brown will lead a Knoxville Writers' Guild-sponsored walking-workshop on "Finding Characters: A Walkabout" The workshop will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday, April 22.


The public is invited to the workshop, which will meet at Awaken Coffee, 125 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville's Old City. The cost to attend is $50, with a 40% discount offered to Knoxville Writers' Guild Members and a 50% discount to students. Scholarships are available for all Knoxville Writers' Guild programs. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Pamela Schoenewaldt at Pre-registration is required and can be completed below.


Jeannette Brown says, "'Tall and tan and young and lovely,' or 'Tall, dark and handsome," if you gave me these descriptions and sent me to the airport to pick up your friends, I would come back without them. Give me details." In this workshop, participants will discuss character—interior and exterior—before taking a short walk downtown. In the second half of the workshop, each will write a description of a “character” encountered and give him/her a bit of personality. Participants should bring a digital camera or smartphone and the writing materials of their choice.

Jeannette Brown's work has been published in Bellevue Literary Review, Southwestern American Literature, New Millennium Writings, Texas Observer, ArtSpace, Mother Earth, and other publications. She is the co-editor of Literary Lunch, a food anthology.


The Knoxville Writers' Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity. Additional information can be found at and

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