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Redwood (Zoom): Improve Your Storytelling with Playwriting Techniques

March 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Improve Your Storytelling with Playwriting Techniques
Diana Pho

Hugo Award-winning editor and playwright Diana M. Pho presents craft techniques that combine the stage and the page! She’ll talk about how theater and playwriting have impacted her editorial skills and can apply to your manuscript. The presentation will cover plotting, pacing, character development, and more tips!


Diana M. Pho is a queer Vietnamese-American independent scholar, playwright, and Hugo Award-winning fiction editor. She has more than 10 years of experience in traditional publishing, including Tor Books, Publishing, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Diana currently works as Story Producer at the podcast studio and entertainment company Realm. Additionally, she has a double Bachelor’s degree in English and Russian Literature from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s in Performance Studies from New York University.

Books she has edited have won the Thriller Award (A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, for Best Young Adult), the Ditmar Award (Thoraiya Dyer’s Crossroads of Canopy, for Best Novel), the ALA’s Alex Award (P. Djeli Clark’s The Black God’s Drums), the Nebula Award (P. Djeli Clark’s Ring Shout), and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year Selection (Marie Miranda Cruz’s Everlasting Nora, for Middle Grade). Diana herself is a two-time finalist for the Ignyte Award and the Locus Award for her editorial work, and a Hugo Award recipient for Best Editor, Long-Form, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of speculative fiction.

Join us on Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m.
Register, below, for a Zoom link.
In-person meetings at the Finley Center will resume when pandemic restrictions ease up.


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March 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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