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Saturday, April 7 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
8L: Suspense, Stakes, & Whimsy: Borrowing from Genre for Your Fiction FULL
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Writers today are increasingly breaking the boundaries between predetermined categories and genres. Why do we have to choose only one? This session will explore how to borrow the best from each: world-building and social commentary from fantasy and sic-fi, metaphor and whimsy from fairy tales and myths, high stakes and attention to detail from crime and mystery, and suspense and foreboding from horror and ghost stories.

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Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Stuart Room - 4th Floor
  Block 8, Guided Writing