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Friday, April 29 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
2C: Taking the Imaginative Leap LIMITED

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How can an author write effectively outside her or his background, and when is this an act of appropriation? Who has the right to tell a given story? As fiction writers, we are often compelled to inhabit the perspectives of characters outside our own identities or experiences, but this imaginative leap must be taken with care and precision, whether depicting lives outside the author’s gender or culture, generation or historical period. In this conversation, we will tackle complex considerations of both craft and politics as we discuss the challenges and responsibilities inherent in writing "the other.”

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Adam Stumacher

Fiction Writer
Adam Stumacher's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Granta, Narrative, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Night Train, The Massachusetts Review, Five Chapters, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He was anthologized in Best New American Voices, and won the Raymond Carver Short Story Award... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Franklin Room