Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)
Wednesday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by R.O. Kwon & Richard Blanco (lunch included)
2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Lilliam Rivera & Boris Fishman
Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing.
You are Here: Worldbuilding in Writing for Young People with Lilliam Rivera
This craft talk will focus on techniques in worldbuilding in young adult fiction, whether writing a contemporary story set in a small town or an intergalactic story set in Mars. How do you create a world that rings true without falling in to the common missteps of info-dumping and adding confusion to readers? The craft talk will explore the use of world bibles, generating focused content, and utilizing all senses in descriptions. The talk will also analyze excerpts from young adult novels (contemporary, fantasy, science fiction) and critique the various techniques used. Students will leave with tips in creating setting that forges a realistic connection with readers.
The Fiction of Nonfiction, or 10 Things that Make Great Memoirs Great with Boris Fishman
The great secret of the best memoirs is that they read like novels. Well, how do you do that? This is your chance to find out, among other things:
- How to lie more skillfully (only on the page and never in memoir, of course!).
- The two biggest blind spots of writing about yourself.
- Why the chocolate-sauce test is among the most important things you can do for your writing.
- Why you might need to “ignore” your reader.
$20.00Add to cart