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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2I: Don't Throw the Book Out With the Bathwater: On Dramatically Reenvisioning Your Manuscript FULL
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Writing a book may be "like driving at night in the fog," but what happens when your book drives straight into a ditch? Or gets utterly lost, or stuck doing circles in the parking lot? Join this lively conversation with authors Celeste Ng and Mira Jacob, as they describe dramatic transformations they made to their manuscripts on the road to becoming bestselling novels and a groundbreaking graphic memoir. They'll discuss how they played with form, invented new structures, threw out entire storylines, and conjured new ideas by necessity. You'll discuss artistic reinvention as an exciting (and not just daunting) task, and what to do when your book becomes something very different from what you initially envisioned. Come with questions!

Presenters
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Mira Jacob

Author, GOOD TALK: CONVERSATIONS I'M STILL CONFUSED ABOUT
Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. In addition, it received... Read More →
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Celeste Ng

Author, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Celeste Ng is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she earned an MFA from the University... Read More →


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

Attendees (75)