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Saturday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
7M: Structuring the Novel FULL
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What are the ways in which a novel is structured? What’s the motivating force that takes the reader from the first page to the last? Structural elements are at play when we consider how pieces of literature capture our attention by how they're being told. The novel is a wondrous and flexible model that offers multiple frames for multiple narratives, and it might be helpful to consider how a book is shaped. Is there a circular pattern in the telling due to shifting points of view that extend the purview of place and time? Is it a collection of short vignettes that as a whole create a collage of a particular family? In this lecture I’ll share some examples of how to look at the structural design of a piece of writing, which in turn might help you consider how you look at your own work.


Adam Stumacher

Adam Stumacher's fiction has appeared in Granta, Narrative, The Kenyon Review, | The Sun, TriQuarterly, and others, was anthologized in Best New American Voices, | and won the Raymond Carver Short Story Award. His nonfiction has appeared in the | New York Times and he is a regular contributor to... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Back Bay Room

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