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Friday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4E: Experimental Uses of Form in Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

What do we want from a novel in the 21st Century? What forms, beyond a sequence of paragraphs in a sequence of chapters, can a novel contain and with what purpose? In this session, we will discuss these questions and look at excerpts from novels that experiment with form in surprising and meaningful ways. We will also discuss the work of writers attending the session and how experiments with form can deepen or potentially distract from the fictional world an author is creating.

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Idra Novey

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Ways to Disappear, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction, winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and an NPR Best Book of 2016. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she's written for the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and the Paris... Read More →

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

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