Monthly Meeting – November 1, 2018

Shaping Engaging Characters

The great characters of our stories, poems, and essays must have conflict, and this conflict must engage the general reader. How do we shape conflict that is both particular and relatable to the broader community?

Through guided group discussion and exercise, we will approach character analysis through a framework of human experience that will help us to better understand our characters’ conflicts.

José Antonio Rodríguez is the author of the memoir House Built on Ashes and the poetry collections The Shallow End of Sleep and Backlit Hour. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, POETRY, The New Republic, and The Texas Observer, among other publications. He teaches writing in the M.F.A. program at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Learn more at

Come early for coffee and to meet and chat with other writers before the program.

November 1, 2018 7 PM
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Place, San Antonio, TX, 78209