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Sunday, May 1 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9F: Setting as Character LIMITED

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How do you write descriptions of landscape, setting, and weather that, rather than being parts readers "bloop" over, carry narrative weight in the story and drive the plot and character development? How do you mine the locations you've been to for material as well as creating fictional locations not found on any map? We will do close readings of literary fiction and nonfiction stories that lean heavily on the setting or weather and then get to work writing our own. Perfect for fiction writers looking to create more interdependence between setting and character or nonfiction writers looking to make settings more vivid and meaningful.

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Val Wang

Val Wang is an author and filmmaker interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. She is the author of the memoir Beijing Bastard as well as the director of the documentary The Flip Side, which won Best Documentary Short at the 2018 DisOrient Asian American Film... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Franklin Room