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Saturday, April 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
6G: The Three Layers of Character FILLING

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In his writing guide How Fiction Works, critic James Wood uses Dostoevsky as a model for how writers must show the three crucial layers of a character to make them feel real. This class will show how to tap into the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious layers of a great modern character - whether fictional or nonfictional. Using exercises based around essays and stories by Flannery O'Connor, Virginia Woolf, and more, students will be able to create rich, multi-faceted characters who are as real as can be.

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Kristopher Jansma

Kristopher Jansma is the winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction and the author of Why We Came to the City (Viking/Penguin). His first novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, received an Honorable Mention for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and was longlisted for the... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Newbury Room