The Importance of Place in Fiction: Bruised Landscapes and Species of Light


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Taught by Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar, adapted for screen by Ava Duverney (Selma) that was co-produced by Oprah

Whether it be the gritty streets of 1920s New York’s East Village, Wyoming’s windswept plains, or the vast reaches of Alaska’s Yukon Territory, there’s nothing more satisfying than reading a story that tips us headfirst into another world. In this workshop, Natalie will support students to develop strategies to engage readers more deeply in the invented world of a book. Through readings and prompts, you will be led on a journey to deepen the connection between place and character, tighten the link between place and emotion, and breathe life into your settings. Although this course is geared toward fiction writers, memoirists will benefit from the strategies presented in this course.

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