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Saturday, May 6 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
6F: The Art of Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

How do authors create settings that are memorable, dynamic, and meaningful? In this session, we’ll examine published excerpts in fiction and creative nonfiction, and discuss how setting builds characters, drives plot, and creates tension. Setting isn’t just a tidy backdrop, but integral to the narrative—a crucial thread that cannot be removed without the story itself unraveling. We’ll explore how setting may enrich our stories, novels, and nonfiction, and time permitting, we’ll do a writing exercise or two. Great for writers of both fiction and nonfiction.

Speakers
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Carter Sickels

Author, THE EVENING HOUR
Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour, and editor of Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. Carter’s essays and fiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies including Guernica, BuzzFeed, The Collection: Short Fiction From the Transgender Vanguard, and Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Essays on the Forbidden from a New Appalachia. He received the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has been awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Franklin Room