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Friday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
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The unique quality of fiction that allows us to become immersed in another human mind is central to its value and to its popularity; we crave the experience of dwelling within a consciousness not our own as it confronts antagonists, goes on journeys, yearns, searches, reacts, muses, reflects, falls in love, and deals with all the stress and emotional difficulties that come with good storytelling.

But how does a writer go about triggering this mystical act of co-creation? The answer, in part, is that we allow readers to experience the exterior world from inside a particular character. This concept is known as interiority.

In this text-based session, we’ll ask ourselves what it is about the inner landscape that makes its so intrinsically irresistible to readers, and we’ll discuss ways that we as fiction writers can make it even more so.

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Tim Weed

Tim Weed’s short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist and was a finalist in the short story category for the American Fiction Awards and the International Book Awards. His first novel, Will Poole’s... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor