Conversation in Fiction


Conversation in Fiction


Real life conversations are rarely comprehensive, clean, or static, with beautiful sentences blurted out perfectly from start to finish. Yet fiction allows all sorts of possibilities with regards to the way people do, could, or even should talk. Whether you're writing realistically or more fantastically, we'll look at various examples and discuss how a conversation scene can serve your story.

  • Instructor: Yurina Yoshikawa

  • Length of workshop: One day

  • Date: Saturday, November 2

  • Time: 2 - 5 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

  • Cost: $58/Non-Member; $52.20/Member **Don’t forget to use your membership code at checkout!

What Our Students Say:

“Yurina is an excellent teacher who put a lot of effort into designing the class for all the students, no matter what their writing level.”

“Yurina’s teaching style is fun and full of valuable information! She has a unique way of making connections to outside text and provides keen insight.”

“Yurina was wonderful: knowledgeable, caring, effective and made very good use of her time. I will take her classes again in the future.”

“Yurina was a remarkably gifted and effective teacher. She made great use of our time in class as it was a good balance of instruction, free writing and workshop. Yurina rocks.”

“Extremely pleased with Yurina's attention to detail and her instructor/student interactions. She was kind and made everyone feel included and at home.”

“Yurina was an absolute delight. She was a blessing to my writing by making me feel re-invigorated and enthusiastic. I have a lot more confidence in tackling my piece now that I've had the benefit of Yurina's wisdom. Besides having extraordinary qualifications she is a gifted teacher and a kind generous human being. I'm honored to know her.”

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Yurina Yoshikawa is a writer, editor, and writing instructor who moved to Nashville in 2017 after ten years of living in NYC. She received her BA in philosophy from Barnard College and MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she taught undergraduate writing. She also worked in book publishing in both editorial and publicity departments. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, among others. To learn more, visit