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Friday, April 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
1F: Keep the Narrative Going: Effective Methods to Provide Context in Fiction [SECTION I] FILLING

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NOTE: THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL SECTION OF THIS SAME SESSION OFFERED ON SATURDAY. Do you struggle to offer background information on a character or place without losing narrative momentum? Are you unsure of how to include social, cultural, or political context while keeping your writing engaging and entertaining? This session will focus on that crucial element for creating socially layered, culturally nuanced, but ultimately accessible stories: context. You will be provided with a series of detailed approaches—alongside specific examples—to ensure the context you include in a piece of fiction fits smoothly into the narrative, heightens tension, enriches plot, and deepens characters. You will also be given several take-home exercises as practical tools that can be applied during the drafting and revision of a novel or short story.

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Dariel Suarez

Dariel Suarez was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1997, during the island’s economic crisis known as The Special Period. He’s the author of the chapbook In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, available from Backbone Press. Dariel... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
White Hill Room