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Saturday, October 15 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Reading Like a Writer: Experimentation

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Have you ever wondered how an author blended real-life concerns with a fictional world, why she chose to push the envelope of structure or sense, or how he selected details to bring a character to life? In these three sessions, writers will open up about the nuts and bolts of their craft. Our host for each session will lead an audience discussion of a very short excerpt from each author’s work before bringing the author into the conversation to contextualize the excerpt, discuss her or his choices, adn answer questions from the audience. A unique alternative to traditional readings, these sessions will appeal not only to aspiring fiction writers but also to readers looking to enrich their reading experience.

This session will consist of three twenty-minute guided explorations of the work of authors whose recent fiction is experimental in substance or style: Christopher Boucher (Golden Delicious), Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations), and Liz Moore (The Unseen World) will discuss experimentation and the writer’s craft with Henriette Lazaridis, author of The Clover House. Sponsored by The Drum.

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Henriette Lazaridis

Henriette Lazaridis’s work has been published in the New England Review, the New York Times online, Elle, and elsewhere. Lazaridis is the founding editor of The Drum online literary magazine. Her debut novel, The Clover House, explores issues of exile, nostalgia, belonging, and... Read More →

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Christopher Boucher

Christopher Boucher is a writer, teacher, editor, and author of the acclaimed debut novel How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. After receiving his MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, he went on to teach writing and literature at Boston College, and he currently serves... Read More →
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Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman is a writer of fiction and nonfiction whose work has appeared in publications including the Paris Review, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Guernica, Zoetrope: All-Story, and n+1. She holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded grants... Read More →
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Liz Moore

Liz Moore is the author of The Words of Every Song and the acclaimed novel Heft, which was longlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in publications including Tin House, the New York Times, and Narrative Magazine... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Boston Common Hotel Carver