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Saturday, April 30 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
8F: The Right To Write: Who Owns the Story? LIMITED

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Stories come from different sources: dreams, overheard conversations, our own lives, watching and listening, feeling and perceiving. So, when you overhear someone’s conversation, or someone tells you about something she’s just been through, or when you suddenly feel engaged by the story of someone in the newspaper, or of a whole group of people, where do you draw the line between yours and theirs? When is the story yours, and when does it belong to someone else? What are the lines you shouldn’t cross, out of decency, respect, family loyalty, political correctness, or any other rule of civilization? All writers encounter this question. Roxana will be reading from an essay that addresses the topic and then leading a discussion of it.

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Roxana Robinson

Author, SPARTA
Roxana Robinson is the author of Sparta, four earlier novels including Cost, three story collections, and the biography, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Four of these were New York Times Notable Books. Robinson’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. She was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library and has received fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony, and the Guggenheim... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Newbury Room

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