Instructor: CB Anderson
Date & Time: Saturday, October 29 | 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $55 | Nonmember $110
In this session—which is open to both fiction and nonfiction writers—participants will examine what it means to integrate showing and telling in their prose in order to maintain forward motion while providing pushback that enables readers to exit a passage with expanded perspective. To accomplish this, a story must deepen as it goes. Synthesis is key.
To learn more about how to balance readability vs. resistance and action vs. abstraction, attendees will look at work by writers such as Katherine Boo, Andre Dubus, and Donna Tartt.
NOTE Participants will generate two short pieces of their own and should bring fully charged laptops or notebooks and pens.
CB Anderson is a cross-genre writer whose story collection River Talk (C&R Press 2014) was called “an uncommonly clearsighted collection of short fiction…” in a Kirkus starred review. She teaches graduate and undergraduate writing at Boston University, from which she also holds an M.S. in Journalism. Winner of numerous prizes, including the New Millennium Award and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction, Anderson’s stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.) and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Boston Magazine, usatoday.com, Down East and others, and has twice been shortlisted in Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin). Anderson lives with her family in Maine and Boston. VISIT cbanderson.net
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