Online Workshop: The Plot Thickens: The Art of Subplot with Johanna DeBiase

Saturday , November 21st, 2020

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


SOMOS Salon & Bookshop

A subplot is a secondary, subtler storyline that runs parallel to the main narrative and serves to add complexity and depth to writing. The subplot can increase tension, enrich characters, add dimension to settings and enhance themes. We will look at examples of subplots in literature, TV and films and do some generative writing exercises to help further our understanding of how to create our own subplots. This class is appropriate for writers of any genre, including fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction. Johanna DeBiase is the author of Mama & the Hungry Hole (Wordcraft of Oregon) and the poetry chapbook, Gestation (Finishing Line Press). Her writing has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review and Monkeybicycle, among others. A Zoom link for this workshop will be forwarded upon registration. To register: