The Art & Craft of Writing Dialogue with Susan Kleinman

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 01:00 PM until Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 03:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Susan Kleinman
Length: 5 sessions, $450

Great dialogue can move the plot of a story forward, offer insight into characters, and give readers the delicious feeling that they are eavesdropping on real life. Bad dialogue? A sure route to the bottom of the editorial “slush pile.” In this five-session workshop, fiction writers of all levels will learn how to create convincing dialogue that strengthens their stories-in-progress and enriches their future work.

Susan Kleinman’s short stories have appeared in The American Literary Review, The Baltimore ReviewInkwellThe MacGuffin,, The William and Mary Review and The Writing Disorder, and her articles, essays and book reviews have been published in New York magazine, The New York Times, The Forward, and dozens of other publications in the U.S. and abroad. She holds a B.A. in American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Gurfein Fellow at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College in 2010.

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment. 

Payment is required for your registration to be confirmed. If we don’t receive your payment within 48 hours of submission of this form, your registration will automatically be cancelled. You will have to complete the form again if you wish to register for the class.

Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email


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