Shut Up, I Can’t Hear You! How to write exciting dialogue without getting in your characters’ way

with Tania Katan Workshop Type: All Levels, Fiction, Half-Day, In-Person, Unlisted
Length: Half-Day
Genre: Fiction
Type: In-Person
Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for writers of all skill levels.
Location: ASU Campus, Tempe
Date: Saturday, 02 November 2013
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Through fun writing exercises, participants will learn how to embrace conflict, listen to what their characters have to say, and eavesdrop every chance they get!

This workshop is for anyone who feels like their character sounds stilted the minute quotation marks enter the scene, anyone who is afraid to use dialogue in their fiction, and anyone who thinks that dialogue is an opportunity for an author to say what she/he means twice.

Limited Enrollment

Tania Katan photoAbout Tania Katan

Tania Katan is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and solo-performer. Her memoir My One-Night Stand With Cancer has received the Stonewall Book Award, Publishing Triangle Award, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Rock-n-Roller Melissa Etheridge said of Katan’s book, “This book rocks! It’s passionate, playful, and downright beautiful.” Katan has appeared on NPR’s Snap Judgment, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ACT Seattle, Painted Bride Art Center, Comedy Central Stage, TEDx, and more. Her performances and published work have been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, GLAMOUR, and other publications. Currently, Katan is the “Producer of Shenanigans” at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Lounge (SMoCA Lounge) For more info about her unruly museum programs visit: For more info about her writing, speaking and performance work visit: