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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2L: Spaces of Home and the Shape of the Story
Limited Capacity seats available

The spaces that fictional characters inhabit can hold tremendous power in a story. Just as our real-life habits and homes eventually mark each other, those half-imagined living rooms, kitchens, and porches in fiction can heighten emotions, deepen themes, shape relationships between characters, and anchor a story in a specific culture and way of life. This session will explore the relationship between the architecture of home and the architecture of fiction. We’ll look at works by Patrick Chamoiseau, Shirley Jackson, Alice Munro, V.S. Naipaul, and Chris Ware, have a lively discussion about how the places we’ve lived have shaped our lives, and then take those insights to the page for a guided writing exercise.

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Denise Delgado

Fiction Writer
Denise Delgado’s fiction and essays have appeared in Inch, Dossier, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, the anthology Florida Flash, the artist’s monograph Frances Trombly: Paintings, and Fiction Writers Review, among others. She works with GrubStreet as Neighborhood Progr... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stuart Room