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Saturday, April 7 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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, but space is limited. Cash bar. Follow the fun on Twitter at #writerspitball.

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Sari Boren

Non-Fiction Writer
Sari Boren’s essays have been published in Copper Nickel, Lilith Magazine, The Southeast Review, Alimentum, Hobart, and Pangyrus, among others. She’s a member of the Totally New Theater Playwrights’ Collective of the Marblehead Little Theater, and has been awarded grants... Read More →
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Sean Van Deuren

Fiction Writer
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. His short story chapbook... Read More →
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Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean teaches writing at GrubStreet. His short fiction has been anthologized, and has appeared widely in magazines including GQ, Narrative, Fiction International, Night Train, Other Voices, Drunken Boat, Best Online Fiction 2010, and elsewhere. He is author most recently of... Read More →
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Quressa Robinson

Literary Agent, Nelson Literary Agency
Quressa Robinson joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York-based agent, she is eager to build her YA and... Read More →
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Michelle Seaton

Michelle Seaton’s short fiction has appeared in One Story, Harvard Review, Sycamore Review, and The Pushcart Anthology among others. Her journalism and essays have appeared in Robb Report, Bostonia, Yankee Magazine, The Pinch and Lake Effect. Her essay, “How to Work a Locker Room... Read More →
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Rob Spillman

Editor, Tin House
Rob Spillman was the Editor and co-founder of Tin House, the seminal literary magazine that published from 1999 to 2019. He is the 2017 recipient of the CLMP Energizer Award for Exceptional Acts of Literary Citizenship, the 2015 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing as well as the 2015... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Boylston Room - Mezzanine Level