Compelling Conversation: Fleshing Out Your Characters with Dialogue One of the most efficient tools in the writer’s tool chest is dialogue. Dialogue is not merely an exchange of words. Dialogue illuminates your characters by naturally inviting gesture—that crucial human element, moves a story forward, and breaks up narrative. Using examples and unconventional prompts, this workshop […]
Christine Kalafus is an award-winning writer of poetry and prose. Blueprint for Daylight, her funny and heartbreaking memoir of infidelity, cancer, colicky twins, and the flood in her basement, won the 2017 Sarah Patton Stipend Award for non-fiction manuscript in New York City. Her experimental poem of loss, “Horses,” won the 2017 Knightville Poetry Contest. Mark Doty, National Book Award winner and contest judge called it, “artfully understated.” The poem will be featured in the 2018 issue of the New Guard. Her essays have appeared in literary magazines including the online journal Woven Tale Press’ Selected Works print issue for, “Confessions of a Make Up Addict,” which Publisher’s Weekly pronounced, “reassuringly honest.” Christine's poem "Horses" is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee.
Christine is also a story-teller, appearing regularly on stage in Boston. “I Hear You Make Cakes,” recorded at Laugh Boston, was selected by The Moth for its national podcast. She lives in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner with her husband and their three sons in an old, demanding farmhouse that needs her.