Instructor: CB Anderson
Date & Time: Saturday, June 4 | 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rockland Public Library
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.
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. Synthesis is key. 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 work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Flash Fiction Forward, Brevity, The Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine and elsewhere. Her short story collection, River Talk (C&R Press), was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014 and won the New England Book Festival Award for Short Stories. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine and teaches writing at Boston University. VISIT cbanderson.net
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