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Saturday, April 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
6L: Transforming Real Life Stories into Fiction FILLING

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From stories about historical figures to those based on family histories, this session will explore how to breathe life into true events and offer them the flexibility to work in your fiction. We will discuss how to weave research, imagination, and personal experience to create a strong story arc and compelling characters. Through guided writing exercises, class discussion, and Q and A, students will gain a firmer grasp of their personal vision and discover creative energy in the tension between the lives in our histories and those unfolding on the page.

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Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New... Read More →
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Dawn Tripp

Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for fiction, Dawn Tripp is the author of Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe, and three previous novels: Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, and Game of Secrets, a Boston Globe bestseller. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly... Read More →

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