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Friday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4N: Setting Fiction in Other Cultures
Limited Capacity seats available

How does setting shape our fiction, especially when we are writing about countries and places not frequently represented in English-language fiction? Location is not just a backdrop - it often dictates the choices our characters make. In this session, we will examine the importance of setting and how a specific place can drive our narrative. We will learn how to energize our writing with sensory details without leaning into stereotypes of the “foreign” or “ethnic” or even the “familiar” setting. Through close reading of scenes where setting powers memory and action, we will learn how to use a specific geographical space to best have our character’s voices, choices, and stories play out.

Speakers
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Marjan Kamali

Author, TOGETHER TEA
Marjan Kamali’s debut novel Together Tea (EccoBooks/HarperCollins) was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MFA from NYU. Her short stories appear in the anthologies Let Me Tell You Where... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Charles River Room

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