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Saturday, April 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
6C: Taming the Unruly First Draft LIMITED

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There are two main types of novel writers: those who write a short, skeletal first draft and must then flesh it out; and those who write a sprawling, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink draft, and must then excavate the story from within a mass of extraneous pages. Through examples, exercises, and in-class structural assignments, this workshop will provide strategies for both types of writers to tame their unruly beasts, be they stubborn, skinny drafts or the extra-wide, expansive variety.

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Lisa Borders

Author, THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE
Lisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, was published by Engine Books in 2013. Her first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award, and received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa's short stories have appeared in Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and other journals. She has an essay in Soap Opera... Read More →


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

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