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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2E: Beyond Almond Eyes and Chocolate Skin: Indicating Racial and Ethnic Identity FILLING
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Sam lives in Chinatown. Sam has spiky black hair. Sam speaks with an accent. Sam is African-American. Sam is a woman.

How might we as writers indicate the identity of our characters and speakers, be it in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and more? Join fellow Muse-goers for an energetic and intimate discussion of the many narrative possibilities available to us, as well as their limitations. We'll share wide-ranging examples of how established writers have tackled this question, and encourage you to bring your own. While we won't arrive at definitive "answers," we'll enjoy exploring the question. 

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Sonya Larson

sonya@grubstreet.org, Assistant Director
Sonya Larson's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, the American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, The Writer's Chronicle, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Del Sol Review, The Red Mountain... Read More →

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Cynthia Gunadi

Fiction Writer
Cynthia Gunadi’s fiction appears in New South Journal, and has received honorable mentions from Glimmer Train and The Masters Review. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from Vermont Studio Center, Kundiman, The Writers Room of Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories. Cynthia has an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. When... Read More →

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