7:00 PM19:00

Craft on Draft


I'll be joining novelists Belle Brett and Stephanie Gayle to discuss how writers hone the voices of their characters—and what it means for a writer to have a voice of their own. Craft on Draft is a project of Grub Street & their Novel Incubator program.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe
338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

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6:00 PM18:00

LitLIVE! A Literary Feast Event

"Fiction in Fort Lauderdale" with moderator Gail Bulfin
Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale (Federal Highway)
2051 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Authors appearing at the Fort Lauderdale store are:

  • David Bianculli - The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
  • Sloane Crosley - Look Alive Out There
  • Uzodinma Iweala - Speak No Evil
  • Brendan Mathews - The World of Tomorrow
  • Leah Stewart - What You Don’t Know about Charlie Outlaw
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2:15 PM14:15

The Muse & The Marketplace

I'll be leading a workshop at Grub Street's Muse & the Marketplace Conference in Boston, MA

Saying the Unsayable: How do we get beyond merely describing a character's state of mind and instead evoke how that character thinks and feels? In this session, we will use two very short stories by Lydia Davis to explore some of the ways that we as writers can allow the reader to inhabit the consciousness of our narrators. We will look not only at what is said or noticed within the frame of the story, but at the unspoken world that is suggested by the tone, rhythm, and preoccupations of the narrator. Even the most maximalist writers will benefit from close attention to Davis's lean, supple fiction.

Boston, MA

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11:30 AM11:30

Tucson Festival of Books

Multilayered Plots & Complex Characters

Location:Student Union Sabino

Date/Time:Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Panelists:Bryn Chancellor, Jason Makansi, Brendan Mathews

Moderator:Hernan Diaz

Bryn Chancellor, Jason Makansi and Brendan Matthews will discuss how they successfully wrote layered plots and complex characters and how you can too!


New Land, New Life

Location:Integrated Learning Center Room 120

Date/Time:Sunday, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Panelists:Carolina De Robertis, Lisa Ko, Michel Stone

Moderator: Brendan Mathews

There are many reasons to make a fresh start in a new land. Immigrants seek freedom, prosperity or even love, but the reality they find on foreign shores may be very different than the life they dreamt about.

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