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Saturday, April 6 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
7N: Blurred Boundaries: Blending Fiction & Non-Fiction FULL
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As writers, we often feel pressured to label our work, filing it under fiction or non-fiction, journalistic, commercial, or literary - but few readers have tastes that can be categorized by a single keyword. Life isn’t split up into mutually exclusive compartments, and it isn’t always possible, or even preferable, to write as if it were. Most of us live in a space where genres overlap, and it is only natural that our books follow suit. Increasingly, fiction is veering into realms that have traditionally been the province of non-fiction, and vice versa. Novels are being used to communicate concepts, becoming idea driven rather than plot driven, while non-fiction becomes less journalistic, and more personal and experiential.

In this seminar, we will deconstruct the characteristics of conventional fiction and non-fiction and discuss various ways of combining these elements, so as to best fit our unique, individual style, or to serve the particular project at hand.

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Tasneem Zehra Husain

Tasneem Zehra Husain is a theoretical physicist and a writer. Her work has appeared in Nautilus, as well as various anthologies of science writing for both adults and children. She is a columnist for 3quarksdaily.com, and the author of the popular science novel Only The Longest Threads... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Gloucester Room - 4th Floor