EventsShow & Tell: Bring Your Story to Life

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Show & Tell: Bring Your Story to Life

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


You may have heard the old writing advice, "Show, don't tell." In this workshop, we'll discuss how to show, when it's okay to tell, and how to make your writing come to life and connect with your reader. You'll learn how to craft engaging scenes, enrich your descriptions with specificity and sensory details, avoid information dumps, and balance your pages. Beginning and intermediate writers welcome.

About the Instructor:

Jenny Bartoy is an editor and writer located in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in developmental and line editing of fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoir. You can find her on Instagram @jbartoywriter or visit her website at

Please note:

  • Online registration is required.
  • Please provide an adult's email address when registering.
  • You'll receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour before the program.

Tacoma Public Library is committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and respectful environment, whether in person or online. We will not tolerate harassment in any form. Library staff will remove anyone who fails to follow this policy. Library staff may end this event if necessary due to harassment or Zoombombing.

This program may be recorded for library publicity and use and a recording could be shared on our social media platforms or hosted on our public YouTube channel. If you have privacy concerns, please turn off your camera and/or use only your first name.

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