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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3A: Mix and Match: Image and Imitation
Limited Capacity seats available

We often have images in our minds that we sense are a part of a story, but how do we open those images up and see what the stories actually are? Just getting words on the page is the first necessary step, but that can be so hard!

In Mix and Match, we will begin with these images--not much of them, just a sentence or two for each writer. From there, we will look at pieces of stories that we admire. We will read them closely, examining how they do what they do. Then, we will each pair one of the images we've been carrying around in our minds with one of the pieces of writing we admire, and perform a close imitation in the hopes that it will help us open up one of our own stories. We will do this again and again, and in the process, we'll also get the chance to really get inside and move around in some pieces of fantastic writing. By the end, we will each leave with a good start on a story we've been wanting to write for a long time.

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Abigail Maxwell

Abi Maxwell is a fiction writer from New Hampshire. Her first novel, Lake People, was published by Knopf in 2013, and she is currently in the final stages of her second novel. She has also published a short story in McSweeney's. She holds an MFA from University of Montana, and ha... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
St. James Room

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