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From the Stage to the Page: Writing Dialogue Workshop with Amy Fellner Dominy

Date(s): Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Screenwriting

$99 Regular, $89 ASU Affiliate, $75 Student

About the Class

Do you struggle to write natural, realistic dialogue? Are you confused about dialogue tags? How do you give characters distinctive voices? Learn how to write stronger, more believable dialogue scenes in this three-hour workshop with award-winning author and playwright, Amy Fellner Dominy. As a playwright, Fellner Dominy learned concrete tips and techniques to bring dialogue alive on stage. She'll show you how to do the same on the page. Through examples and hands-on exercises, you'll deconstruct a scene of dialogue and discover how to create authentic dialogue and exactly what to do with dialogue tags. Come prepared with a dialogue scene/sample and all your questions.

Meet Your Instructor

Amy Fellner Dominy is an MFA playwright and the award-winning author of seven books for kids of all ages. Fellner Dominy’s novels for teens and tweens include The Fall of Grace; Die for You; A Matter of Heart; Audition & Subtraction; and OyMG, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book. Fellner Dominy also co-writes picture books including Cookiesaurus Rex and Cookiesaurus Christmas (2018). Find out more at