Writing Dialogue,
with Sally Cragin 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

please note that due to covid-19, this program may be subject to change and may be online.

He said . . . She said . . . They said . . . Dialogue should never be that simple.“Writing Dialogue” focuses on helping you listen to your characters and have they interact more dynamically using the spoken word. Dialogue deepens plot tension, alters pacing and helps inform and engage your reader. You can also establish mood and tone with dialogue. We’ll do in-class writing to accentuate this guidance.

Sally Cragin is an award-winning journalist (Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe) and author (Llewellyn Worldwide) whose writing has been translated and sold overseas. Her short plays have been produced in New York City (Love Creek Productions), Provincetown, and throughout Massachusetts. She has also worked as a script doctor for writer/performers who have presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and American Repertory Theatre. Recently, she served as an acting coach for the child actors appearing in the film, “Chimera” (2018) starring Henry Ian Cusick, and she published The Amazing Adventures of C. C. Sewercam with the City of Fitchburg, supported by a Fitchburg Cultural Council Grant. She is the founding director of Riverfront Family Theatre, which has won numerous foundation awards for supporting theatre classes for youth at Boys and Girls Club and area libraries. She is the director for Be PAWSitive Therapy Pets and Community Education, a local non-profit devoted to training therapy pet teams. Be PAWSitive’s first book, “The Therapy Cat Book” is forthcoming this fall from Swan Hope Press.