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Friday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4L: Essentials of Detail
Limited Capacity seats available

Expertly-placed detail can turn a good story into a great one. Knowing what kind of detail to include where is a crucial aspect of fiction. When does detail slow the story down, add humor, add authority? This session will focus through specific examples on the different ways detail can be successfully used in storytelling. Attendees will learn approaches to using detail purposefully, maximizing its impact in scene, in character, and in overall context of the story. We’ll do a series of exercises to try out some of what we've learned.

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Jane Dykema

Fiction Writer
Jane Dykema is a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Big Big Wednesday, Cosmonauts Avenue, Volt, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA from UMass Amherst and teaches writing at Clark University and GrubStreet.

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