Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own

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

Log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover

Author, BOTTOMLAND
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 England Discovery Award. Her debut, The Quickening, was a Forward Magazine Best Literary Debut of 2010 pick, a finalist in the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp

Author, GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
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 Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and on NPR. She graduated from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her family.


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