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Create Dialogue Fearlessly with Writers Alliance of Gainesville, on Zoom

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

David Eugene Perry

David Eugene Perry presents “Create Dialogue Fearlessly” on May 2nd from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm during Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) Zoom meeting. Perry will discuss the importance of dialogue in telling stories. Additional information is available at the Writers Alliance of Gainesville website: Monthly meetings, like this one, are free and open to anyone interested in the written word.

If you think back to your favorite books or movies, it’s often a line of dialogue you remember, lines such as “After all, tomorrow is another day.” “You had me at Hello.”

How do writers create dialogue that sounds natural? Dialogue that is character-specific? If you want to write lines that grab your readers and give them an emotional experience, then tune in May 2 and learn how Perry creates dialogue fearlessly.

Perry is the author of the novel Upon this Rock, of which reviewer Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City, said, “Perry has written an elegant, twisty thriller in which a gay couple investigates a mysterious suicide in a scenic Italian hill town. It’s not hard to imagine that this book could do for Orvieto [Italy] what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah.”

After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, Perry worked as a freelance writer and publicist in Washington, DC, with stints along the way as a cocktail pianist and a catering waiter for swank Capitol Hill parties and presidential inaugurations (that’s another book, still underway). In San Francisco, he wrote for such publications as The Advocate, American Theatre, Opera Now, Omni, and the San Francisco Examiner. In 1997, he was offered the job of his childhood fantasies: working his way around the world by ship as editor of the onboard newspaper for the glorious Crystal Symphony. When speaking of his travels, Perry likes to recount Mark Twain’s line: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

When not writing, Perry and his husband, along with dedicated associates, run a public relations and design firm with a bevy of interesting clients—from stars to those with starry eyes. They make their home in Palm Springs, California. For more information, check out his website,


May 2
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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