The International
Women's Writing Guild

Workshop: Such a Character with Heather Newton

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Digital Village


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Such a Character
Heather Newton

We’ve all known people about whom we’ve said “they are such a character.”  Often we follow this statement by shaking our heads, rolling our eyes, or perhaps adding a “bless their heart.” What is it about these folks that makes them so interesting and unforgettable? How can we make the characters in our prose just as compelling, without sacrificing credibility or resorting to stereotype? Whether you are developing characters for fiction, or exploring the “unknowable” aspects of real characters for memoir, these are the questions we’ll explore in Heather Newton's “Such A Character” workshop. Come prepared to write. 

Heather Newton’s short story collection McMullen Circle, finalist for the W.S. Porter prize, is forthcoming from Regal House in January 2022. Her novel The Puppeteer’s Daughters is forthcoming from Turner Publishing in July 2022. Her novel Under The Mercy Trees (HarperCollins 2011) won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Reads Selection and named an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. A practicing attorney, she teaches creative writing for UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and is co-founder and Program Manager for the Flatiron Writers Room writers’ center in Asheville.