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Saturday, October 13 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Reading Like a Writer: Perspective

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Have you ever wondered how an author chose details to bring a place to life, why she chose her narrative’s point(s) of view, or how he captured a character’s distinctive personality? In these three sessions, writers will open up about the nuts and bolts of their craft. Our host for each session will lead an audience discussion of a very short excerpt from each author’s work before bringing the author into the conversation to contextualize the excerpt, discuss her or his choices, and answer questions from the audience. A unique alternative to traditional readings, these sessions will appeal not only to aspiring fiction writers but also to readers looking to enrich their reading experience. This session will consist of three twenty-minute guided explorations of the work of authors whose recent novels offer sensitive and interesting narrative perspectives: Heather Abel (The Optimistic Decade), Mira T. Lee (Everything Here Is Beautiful), and Elizabeth Winthrop (The Mercy Seat). Our host is novelist Michelle Hoover, author most recently of Bottomland

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Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover is an award-winning author and innovative writing professor and educator. She is the head and cofounder of the Novel Incubator program at GrubStreet and has been teaching creative writing in different capacities for years. A writing professor at Boston University for... Read More →

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Heather Abel

Heather Abel is the debut author of The Optimistic Decade, a book borne of “an obsession with idealism and disillusionment.” Set at a remote camp in Colorado, the books comically chronicles five characters coming to terms and falling apart in their summer microcosm. Publishers... Read More →
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Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee has been many things, including a pop-country drummer, a graphic designer, and a biology graduate student. But most recently, she is a novelist. Her debut novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, was published this year to praise and fanfare. Indies Introduce selected it as... Read More →
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Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Elizabeth H. Winthrop is the author most recently of the novel The Mercy Seat. The novel documents the last hours before an execution of an African American man for the alleged rape of a white woman in Louisiana in 1943. The Mercy Seat is Winthrop’s fourth novel; her other books... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
BPL McKim Lower Level B Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA