fiction

Monday, November 2, 2020

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Just Write
Sayantani Dasgupta
Sayantani Dasgupta
Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, and the In-Between

Join us every morning for thirty-minute writing exercises to spark creativity and openness.

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Theme and Audience
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor

This editorial craft talk focuses on what to consider when putting together a periodical publication (i.e., journal, magazine, 'zine, or the like) pointedly focused on a specific cause, debate, and/or interest. We will start with a discussion about the periodical's salient quality of the contemporary, and then walk through a list of considerations and brainstorming activities that are helpful in figuring out how you want to stage your conversation, using the Georgia Review's special issue on the census as a model.

This editorial talk is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Reading and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor

conversation moderated by Melissa Crowe

This reading is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Fairytales & the Future

"The future," writes Carlos Levi, "has an ancient heart." In this craft talk, Sabrina Orah Mark will consider how we can use the (old) materials of the fairytale to imagine a future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Tell Their Secrets
Silas House
Silas House
Southernmost

Characterization is one of the foundations of great writing. In this lecture we'll look at great examples of characterization from writers like Alice Walker, Emma Donoghue, Bruce Chatwin, and others, and will learn how to use intense observation, research, and our daily lives to transform characters into living, breathing human beings that readers will always remember.

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Reading and Conversation
Jenn Shapland
Jenn Shapland
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers
Deesha Philyaw
Deesha Philyaw
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

conversation moderated by Rebecca Lee

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Publishing 101 with agent Monika Woods of Triangle House
Monika Woods
Monika Woods
Triangle House, founder

Monika Woods, literary agent and founder of Triangle House, discusses the basics of the publishing industry from an author-oriented perspective. She'll discuss platform (what does that mean and how do I get one?), querying (how do I even start?), and the path a project takes from draft to submission to book on a shelf.