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Friday, April 29 • 10:00am - 11:45am
1G: Essentials of Character FILLING

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Developing characters - or creating “activated” characters - means writing people who are human: that is, as layered, complicated, flawed, hopeful, and contradictory as we are. Using brief examples culled from both fiction and nonfiction, this workshop will examine the techniques great writers employ to create complex characters. We’ll then do a few exercises designed to put some flesh and bones on characters you’ve already created. Please come to this session with one or two of your characters in mind.

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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 →


Friday April 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Whittier Room