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Saturday, May 6 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
6G: All in the Details
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Significant details give fiction dimension in a way that reveals more about place and character than what's on the surface. In this writing exercise we'll learn how to imploy meaning in the objects that are in a scene. If you've been in a workshop before you've likely learned how crucial and revealing significant details are, but how do we go about selecting these significant details? And what is it about these details that make them significant? Every accessory, piece of furntire, ingredient and/or outfit can reveal something more about place and character than we tend to acknowledge. By activating ways of considering these items and the context of a scene we can make alive the authenticity of a story. We'll study short excerpts from Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell and The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka that reveal how significant details can empower fiction, then work on a short exercise.

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Mario Zambrano

Mario Alberto Zambrano was a contemporary ballet dancer before writing fiction. He has lived in Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Japan, and has danced for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, and Batsheva Dance Company. He graduated from The New School as a Riggio Honors Fellow and the Iowa... Read More →

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

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