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Screaming the Unsayable: Investigating Subtext and Dialogue: A Prose Intensive with Tariq Shah via Zoom

September 19, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this intensive, we will look at a wide range of short stories, novel excerpts and craft essays that all exemplify and detail how subtext works to create compelling, vibrant dialogue. In addition, we will put the explored principles to practice, generating prose that captures the audience’s attention and lends depth to current work–at whatever stage it happens to be–and workshopping student submissions with an eye toward sharpening this and other aspects of story.

Tariq Shah is the author of Whiteout Conditions (Two Dollar Radio, 2020). His chapbook, ‘heart assist device,’ was a finalist for the 2019 no, dear/small anchor press chapbook series. A Best of the Net award nominee, his work appears in or is forthcoming from DIAGRAM, jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, Shirley Magazine, No, Dear Magazine, Anomaly, and other publications. From 2007–2009, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, where he now teaches.

NB: This class is capped at 15 and will be taught on Zoom. You will receive the link as soon as you register for class and in a reminder email the morning of the class. It will be sent to the email address you use to register. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within five minutes.

Scholarships are available for this course. For more information on how to apply (fall applications are due August 15, 2021) visit our Scholarships page. 


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September 19, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States