MAKE A SCENE
“Don’t make a scene,” is often a warning to children not to cause trouble and control or demand attention in a situation. Good scenes in fiction intentionally control the attention of the reader to expose tensions, reveal characters, and push plots forward. Using examples from fiction, screenplays, and stage plays, we will study the structure of compelling scenes and work toward developing scenes of our own.
About the instructor
DANA KROOS grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received an MFA in fiction from New Mexico State University and her PhD from the UH Creative Writing Program, where she was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and was awarded the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction and the Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, Penumbra, The Superstition Review, Minnesota Monthly, and other literary publications. She has taught English and art courses at the university level for 15 years and is currently a Mitchell Center Fellow at the University of Houston.
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