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Friday, May 5 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Spitballing Event
Limited Capacity seats available

So you're writing a story and feeling "stuck." What began as an exciting venture now seems dull and lifeless. Why not bring this logjam to other writers for revival? How might two heads (or 3, or 4) be better than one?

In this fun and fast-moving event, watch live authors use the "spitballing" techniques of screenwriters to push initial story ideas into wilder and more provocative possibilities.

Come ready to brainstorm, laugh, and contribute your own ideas too. Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Follow the fun on Twitter at #writerspitball.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Barrett

Lynne Barrett

Author, MAGPIES
Lynne Barrett’s most recent story collection is Magpies (Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards). What Editors Want, a guide to submitting to literary magazines based on her widely recommended essay in The Review Review, is now out in book form. She edited Tigertail: Florida Flash, co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion, and is editor of The Florida Book Review. She has received the Edgar Award for best mystery story and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and her recent work can be found in Necessary Fiction, The Southern... Read More →
avatar for Sari Boren

Sari Boren

Co-Manager, Four Stories reading series
Sari Boren’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in Lilith Magazine, The Southeast Review, Alimentum, Hobart, GAMBA and War, Literature & the Arts.  She was awarded a 2016 Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation and a 2014 finalist grant... Read More →
avatar for Sean Van Deuren

Sean Van Deuren

Sean Van Deuren is the Communications and Marketing Manager at the Engagement Lab, an applied research and design lab dedicated to reimagining civic engagement for a digital culture. He earned his BFA in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College and is the author of t... Read More →
avatar for Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean

Author, HEADLONG
Ron MacLean's novel Headlong won the 2014 Indie Book Award for Best Mystery. Ron's other books are the story collection Why the Long Face? (2008), and the novel Blue Winnetka Skies (2004). His short fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Prism International, Night Train, Other... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer is a writer and book cover designer. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Mare Nostrum, and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Gerberding Fellowship to study creative writing... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Seaton

Michelle Seaton

Author, LIVING WITH CANCER
Michelle Seaton’s short fiction has appeared in One Story, Harvard Review, Sycamore Review, and has won a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have appeard in The Pinch, Lake Effect and in Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is the coauthor of several books, including The Way of Boys (William Morrow... Read More →
avatar for Val Wang

Val Wang

Author, BEIJING BASTARD
Val Wang is an author and multimedia storyteller interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. Evan Osnos has called her book Beijing Bastard (Avery, 2015) “a memoir perfectly suited to the Beijing that she brings to life so well: heedless, pungent, and proudly... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Statler Room

Attendees (236)