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The Art & Craft Of Dialogue: From Inquit Phrases To Snarky Comebacks

  • 26 May 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • El Segundo Main Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo CA 90245


  • $5 OFF with early registration.
  • $5 OFF with early registration.



Steve's books are driven by dialogue. In this workshop, he coaches writers on how to craft authentic-sounding dialogue. This course includes both technical proficiency and a discussion of how dialogue can be a part of the "art of writing."



Steve Bramucci is a novelist, travel/food writer, adventurer, teacher, and storyteller. He’s rowed down the Mekong River in a traditional Vietnamese x’ampan, ventured into the Outback with Aboriginal elders, and spent four months driving a rickety Nissan Patrol through East Africa. His first novel, The Danger Gang & the Pirates of Borneo!, was published by Bloomsbury on August 1st.

Steve’s story of exploring a long-forgotten pirate graveyard in Madagascar won the $10K Trazzler Oasis prize and his trip across Australia in a car fueled with French fry oil was turned into a TV show. He’s written for

National Geographic Books, Afar, Outside, the Orange County Register Magazine, and dozens of other outlets. He’s the founding editor of the LIFE section at – a website that gets more than 20 million unique visitors each month – and has published stories in The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World, I Learned Ku Fu From a Bear Cub, Never Trust a Smiling Bear, and Eminem: Rap, Poetry, and Race.

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members 

*Non-members pay the full amount 

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book THE DANGER GANG AND THE PIRATES OF BORNEO.


The Danger Gang & The Pirates of Borneo

Ronald Zupan is a daring master adventurer!

But he actually hasn't had any grand adventures . . . YET! When his world-traveling parents are kidnapped on his 11th birthday, Ronald seizes the chance to prove himself with a dazzling rescue operation.

Teaming up with his trusty butler Jeeves, his quick-witted fencing nemesis Julianne Sato, and his pet cobra Carter, Ronald sets course for the jungle of Borneo where his parents were last sighted. If they can crash-land a plane and outrun a hungry snow leopard, surely they can find the secret lair of Zeetan Z, the world's most ruthless pirate! But as their adventure becomes more and more dangerous, can Ronald and his companions stick together long enough to see this adventure through?

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