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Sunday, April 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9A: Yeah You're Working, Building a Mystery FULL
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Every story is a mystery, whether or not Aunt Agnes has keeled over in her porridge. What are we reading to find out? How can the slow reveal of information entice, rather than infuriate, a reader? What clues can we plant early in a story and harvest at the end? In this session, we’ll discuss the architecture and planning—the mystery building—of both literal mystery stories and their less overtly mysterious counterparts.

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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. Her short fiction won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor