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Friday, April 29 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
2A: On Endings FILLING

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In this session, we’ll examine published excerpts in prose (Jhumpa Lahiri, James Joyce, ZZ Packer, and others) and discuss the ways in which the authors achieve successful endings. We will consider the range of possibilities for endings in stories, essays, and yes, novels: action, flash-forward, open endings, resolved endings, and, of course, the surprising and inevitable ending. Part lecture and part discussion, this session will also provide the opportunity—time permitting—to do exercises designed to try out various approaches for writing effective endings. By the end of this hour, you should have a firm grasp on different types of endings as well as a tool kit of techniques to apply to your own work. Great for writers of both fiction and nonfiction.

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Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). A current City of Boston Artist-in-Residence, De Leon was also named the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence by the Associates of the Boston Public Library where she worked... Read More →

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