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Friday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4G: Finding and Writing the Story Worth Telling FULL
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Editors today often bemoan the state of American storytelling, ruled by subjects that seem small or overly private, without offering a greater sense of the world. And yet, writers who attempt to merge their personal fascinations with public subjects risk didacticism, over-simplifying their subjects with too narrow or biased a view. Research is daunting. Meaningful characters fall by the wayside. Theme dominates story. Beauty of image or word? Forgotten altogether. This session will help you discover a subject worth writing about, combining the large and the small, offering courage while giving you tips on how to navigate pitfalls.

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Michelle Hoover

Author, BOTTOMLAND
Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/N... Read More →


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