Back To Schedule
Friday, April 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3H: Writing the Action Set-Piece
Limited Capacity filling up

The shower scene in Psycho, the train station shoot-out in The Untouchables, the escape from the booby-trapped cave in Raiders of the Lost Ark. These set pieces are what audiences gaspingly recall three hours, three months, three years after they leave the theater. But they are not limited to to the multiplex. We will discuss the timing and arrangement of these crescendoes within short stories, essays, novels, memoirs, films and comics so that you might include similar moments that will transform your stories from merely memorable to iconic.

avatar for Benjamin  Percy

Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels -- most recently, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) -- as well as two books of short stories. His book of craft essays -- Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction -- is widely taught in creative writing classes. He is known in comics for... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
White Hill Room - 4th Floor