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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3K: The Clock FULL
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In fiction, time creates the borders of our worlds, and as a result our temporal choices impact everything else on the page. In our drafts, many of us struggle to shape the passage of time, and if these challenges remain unexamined, our stories and novels are likely to suffer for it. For example, we might find ourselves wondering how best to juggle multiple timelines; to compress or expand time as needed; to make a linear structure more dynamic; to transition from one moment in time to another. Through lecture, close reading (authors might include Edward P. Jones, Justin Torres, and Karen Russell), and discussion, this seminar will explore how time can operate in fiction—both at the level of scene and more globally—and develop new strategies and vocabulary for handling questions and problems around time in our work.

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Laura van den Berg

Author, FIND ME
Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, was a Time Out New York and NPR “Best Book of 2015,” longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and a WH Smith Fresh Talent selection in the UK. She is also the author of two story collections, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, both finalists for the Frank... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Back Bay Room