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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2A: Talking to Others and to Yourself: Using Dialogue and Interiority FULL
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Different characters-- as with different people-- have different tendencies to react and respond, to contradict themselves, and to intensify one another's behavior. Two craft elements in particular (dialogue and interiority) can be used to distinguish and deepen characters through their particular lenses. In this session, we’ll examine techniques for using dialogue and interiority to deepen character, and will also examine the points in a story or novel when it's most effective to use each.

We'll discuss excerpts from A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro; Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson; and Aura by Carlos Fuentes, and how each of the authors' techniques further characterization. Handouts will be provided.

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Sumita Mukherji

Fiction Writer
Sumita Mukherji’s work has appeared in Witness, Wildness, Failbetter, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Warren Wilson College, and in 2016 her fiction was supported by a Bread Loaf scholarship. She is working on a novel.

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Tremont Room - 4th Floor