Join WRW on Saturday, February 10, 2018, as we welcome Damon Suede to speak about Character and Dialogue.

Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Hotel Faces Wisconsin Avenue (see map below)

Registration is required for this event and spaces are limited.

Schedule
10:00-12:00 Morning Session
12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own at one of the nearby restaurants (we are not allowed to bring food into hotel)
1:30-4:00 Afternoon Session

CHARACTER: Give your story a cast that dazzles. Fresh character-building techniques that go beyond trivia, backstory, and stereotypes that’ll flesh out an entire book. Archetypes, tropes, and functions of genre characters; casting your story with unforgettable personalities. Character as the simplest way to plot your story and identify your hook.

DIALOGUE: Screen/stage tricks for “unforgettable” convos, active and character-driven conversations, pacing and rhythm, establishing distinct voices for your fictional people, using dialogue to build character and advance plot.

Cost
WRW Members: no charge
RWA Members: $15

Click here to register for this event.

Waiting List: Please email programs@wrwdc.com if registration is full and you’d like to be added to the waiting list.

Inclement Weather: The event will take place no matter the weather.

Cancellation Policy: Please email programs@wrwdc.com if you need to cancel. Individuals who paid will be refunded their fee minus $5 if they cancel by 2/5/18.

About Our Speaker
Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over: Houston, New York, London, Prague. Along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet.

Addictions: sweetness that isn’t sentimental, wit that isn’t bitter, strength that isn’t cruel.

Allergies: professional victims, half-assery, clichés. Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and currently serves on its national Board of Directors. He also served as the 2013 president for the Rainbow Romance Writers, RWA’s LGBT romance chapter.

Though new to gay romance, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He’s won some awards, but his blessings are more numerous: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.

Directions from Bethesda-Chevy Chase Center to Hyatt Regency Bethesda

From our usual location at BCCC, walk 0.2 miles right on Georgetown Rd toward Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right on Wisconsin Avenue, and the Hyatt Regency Bethesda will be on right.