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Saturday, April 30 • 9:00am - 10:30am
5B: Writing on the Hyphen: Capturing the Authentic and Avoiding the Stereotype LIMITED

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How do we write fiction that captures specific cultural experiences without giving in to stereotypes and branding? How do we explore the authenticity of a culture without falling into the trap of being an “ethnic” or ghettoized writer? In this session, three authors whose books successfully straddle different cultures and/or identities will explore the many ways to balance writing on the hyphen. You will walk away with ideas on how to address ethnicity and "difference" in your own work, and how to position yourself as a writer of authenticity, not just ethnicity. 

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Marjan Kamali

Marjan Kamali’s debut novel Together Tea (EccoBooks/HarperCollins) was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. It has been translated into several languages and was recently adapted for the stage. Marjan graduated from... Read More →
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Henriette Lazaridis

Henriette Lazaridis' debut novel, The Clover House, was a Boston Globe best-seller and a Target Emerging Authors selection for April 2013. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, New England Review, the New York Times online, The Millions, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere... Read More →
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Jennie Wood

Author, FLUTTER, 215 Ink (Publisher)
Jennie Wood is the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Flutter, a graphic novel series published by 215 Ink. Flutter is currently being developed for television by Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions. Featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Beacon Hill Room