How do you create characters who are compelling and believable? How do you produce settings that have a life of their own? How do you figure out what voice and vantage point works best to tell your story? We’ll dive into these topics and other fundamentals of great writing.
PETRA MAYER, editor, NPR Books
STEVE ALMOND, author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times best-sellers “Candyfreak”and “Against Football”
CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI, author of four critically acclaimed novels and a collection of essays on point of view in fiction, “The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story”
LAN SAMANTHA CHANG, novelist, professor of English and director of Iowa Writers' Workshop
YOLANDA WISHER, former poet laureate of Philadelphia and author of the poetry collection “Monk Easts an Afro”
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