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Sunday, April 8 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9K: Writing the City
Limited Capacity seats available

Cities are an enduring subject and setting for writers, as a site of grandiose, mythical imagination but also of cold, hard reality. In this session, we will look at a broad range of fictional stories about cities (New York City in particular) from writers of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and immigrant groups, through the eras. How does the city drive narrative and character development? How can we approach writing about cities as a way of viewing the world? This session will be of especial interest to anyone writing about any global metropolis, and will widen the range of perspectives and voices writers might consider as they write the city. Please bring a short excerpt or a 3-sentence synopsis of your work to share and discuss.

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Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee's debut novel, Everything Here is Beautiful, was selected as a Top 10 Debut title for 2018 by the American Booksellers Association, and named a Top Winter/2018 Pick by more than 30 news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Poets & Writers... Read More →
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Val Wang

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 “a memoir perfectly suited to the Beijing that she brings to life so well: heedless, pungent, and proudly insubordinate... Read More →

Sunday April 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
St. James Room - 4th Floor