Let Them Talk!: Writing Compelling Character Dialogue

Arizona Authors Association Presents:
Writing Compelling Character Dialogue

A Zoom Workshop Presented by 
Award-Winning Author Penny Orloff

This Free Workshop Includes:

  • Exercises to help participants hear what their characters have to say, expressed in the characters' own voices
  • Examples
  • Discussion 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

10am-Noon MST online


Email Toby Heathcotte to participate.

Penny’s award-winning book                  Jewish Thighs on Broadway:  Misadventures of A Little Trooper

    Penny’s award-winning book

Jewish Thighs on Broadway:

 Misadventures of A Little Trooper

Penny Orloff was a working actor and dancer in Los Angeles when a Juilliard scholarship took her to New York. She sang more than 20 Principal Soprano roles for New York City Opera, and played featured roles on Broadway under directors Harold Prince and Joseph Papp. Theater, concert, and opera engagements took her all over the US, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Her solo show, “JEWISH THIGHS ON BROADWAY" –based on her novel of the same name—toured the US for a decade, including a successful run off-Broadway in 2005. Her current show, “SONGS AND STORIES FROM A NOT-QUITE-KOSHER LIFE,” is on hold until the theaters open again.


She is the author of "Art as Lifework, Life as Artwork," a creativity seminar and workbook offered nationwide since 1991; and is still procrastinating on her new book, "Who Would You Be If You Had Nothing to Bitch About?" A Tarot reader for over 50 years, Penny has used the cards in her counseling practice for decades. She is a regular contributor of stories to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and has worked for a dozen years as an arts journalist for various online and print media.

Find out more about Penny and her work