Writing Workshop

The Devil is in the Details
with Bob Balmer
April 24, 2021

10 to  12:30
Tuition: $45

Students will receive a link to the Zoom class the day before the workshop.

Learn how to use details to enliven and limn characters, plots and places.

This workshop should leave attendees with ideas of how to use products, quirks, and preferences to delineate people and places. For example: Why does the character have to wear blue on Tuesdays. Or why does the city council member always wear red, Calvin Klein socks on Friday? How come the town always has a fish fry the last Friday in March? Why does a church schedule its services to accommodate a football game? It is excellent for writers who want to use more show and less tell in their writing to differentiate people and places.

There will be suggested but not required pre-workshop readings.

About Bob
Balmer has an MFA in creative writing from Portland State. He’s attended writing workshops at The University of Iowa summer session, Tin House summer session, a Lynda Barry humor writing workshop through Lewis and Clark, sketch writing and improv sessions at Second City Comedy in Chicago (2 weeks) and improv and stand up comedy classes at The Brody Theater in Portland.

His work has appeared in The Smithsonian, Golf Illustrated, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Weekly, The Oregonian, The Willamette Week, Oregon Coast Magazine, The Guide, ZYZZYVA, Golf Weekly and other print publications. It has aired on MarketPlace, The Savvy Traveler and Oregon Public Radio and Television

Along with leading workshop at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, he has facilitated workshops for Write on the Harbor, Write in the Sound, Oregon Writers Colony, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Mary’s Woods Retirement Center and has a workshop pending at Fishtrap.

UpcomingWriting Workshop: Devil in the Details

  • April 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Details Price Qty
show details + $45.00 (USD)  

“The Devil is in the Details” with Bob Balmer



You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.