is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel (all Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). A contributing editor at the New Republic and an editor at large at VQR, he has written for the New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, and Slate, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, an NEA Fellowship, and the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Editors Choice Prize; and an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.
Saturday, November 3
This class has already happened.
To write is to sell a ticket to escape, not from the truth but into it.
How do we form our identities in life and in art? How do we reckon with those identities in our writing? How can writing be an opportunity to invent and explore who we are? Explore what it means—and learn how—to pursue authenticity in your writing in this one-session class with award-winning author Alexander Chee. We will examine techniques and approaches to storytelling across genre; and through discussion and writing exercises, experiment with ways to escape into truth in our writing.
Saturday, November 3
2:00 - 5:00 pm
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