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SCWA: Wendall Thomas, “You Talkin’ to Me?” 17 Nov 2018

November 8, 2018

SCWA logoThe 20 October Southern California Writers Association meeting features NYT mystery author Wendall Thomas speaking about creating your characters’ voices.

Wendall teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, development executive, script consultant, and film and television writer. Her novel Lost Luggage was nominated for Lefty and Macavity Awards for Best Debut Mystery of 2017. Using examples from both novels and film, she’ll break down the elements to consider when creating your characters’ voices, offering practical advice on constructing rhythm, banter, and subtext in your dialogue.

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet breakfast. Check the SCWA website for more information.

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