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Sunday, May 1 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9J: Showing & Telling: Putting Description to Work LIMITED

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Long after most of the details of a plot are forgotten, descriptive passages can define a particular book in our memory, or even an author’s entire work. What makes an image indelible? How much description is too much? More importantly: how can we put description to work in furthering character development, theme, and plot? We’ll think about this through examples of great description ranging from Proust to Marilynne Robinson.

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Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell's debut novel is What Belongs To You (FSG 2016). He is also the author of a novella, Mitko, which won the Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award and a Lambda Literary Award. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, VICE, and StoryQuarterly, and is included in the anthology The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review... Read More →

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

Attendees (30)