April Critical Reading Workshop: Character Development

No foolin’—the April critical reading workshop is just around the corner! This month we’ll use Dan Chaon’s quietly uncanny story “To Psychic Underworld” to talk about strategies for developing interesting characters. You can find the full story on Tin House’s website here, or pick up a copy of Stay Awake, Chaon’s newest story collection.

Chaon has earned a reputation for writing stories that are driven by the inner lives of his characters, and “To Psychic Underworld” is no different. Check it out, then join us at the Capital Club on April 13 at 7 p.m. for a casual roundtable discussion of the story.

We’ll post discussion questions before the workshop to help us focus on how Chaon develops Critter, the central character of “To Psychic Underworld.”

Never attended a reading workshop? Check out our FAQ, and feel free to contact the workshop moderator with comments and questions. As always, this event is free and you do not need to be a CCC member to attend. Hope to see you there!