Allowing Character to Build Narrative with Christina Chiu on Zoom


Sunday, October 11, 2020
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


It’s hard to trust others to do the work, especially when she’s a character in your mind. But strong narrative is build on strong character; someone deeply realized, and while not necessarily “likeable” to all, has a resonant experience, which however unique, is universal. In this workshop we will explore the complexities of character and how to build trust in yourself to write that character.

NB: This class will take place on Zoom and is capped at 12 students. Zoom link will be emailed (please check spam) at the time of registration. Tickets are $124. Please register at:

There are two free Altman Persons of Color Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Please register for no more than one per month per student. Let HVWC know immediately if your plans change and you can no longer attend the class so we can offer the scholarship to another student. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Christina Chiu is the grand-prize winner of the James Alan McPherson Award for her novel, Beauty. She is also author of Troublemaker and Other Saints, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Troublemaker was alternate selection for BOMC and QPB, a nominee for a BOMC First Fiction Award, and winner of the Asian American Literary Award. Chiu has published in magazines and anthologies, including Tin House, Charlie Chan is Dead 2, Not the Only One, Washington Square, World Wide Writers, The MacGuffin, the Asian Pacific American Journal, Acorn, Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember, and Not the Only One. Her stories have won awards and honorable mention in literary contests such as Playboy, Glimmer Train, New Millennium, New York Stories, World Wide Writers, Explorations, and El Dorado Writers’ Guild. Chiu is the recipient of the Robert Simpson Fellowship, the Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Van Lier Fellowship; she won the New Stone Circle Fiction Contest, won second place in the Playboy Fiction Contest, and was nominated for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award. “Christina Chiu’s Beauty is beautiful in the way of a scalpel blade. It’s that sharp and precise, that lacerating, that true.” – Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Hours

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953

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