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[CANCELLED] Writing On The Door Fiction Conference: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai

May 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior states. But how can a writer get thoughts and emotions across, other than by stating them flat-out or by updating us constantly on breathing and heart rate? We’ll explore ways to use tangent, gesture, backstory, action, association, and more to give characters a rich internal life without resorting to the old cardiopulmonary check-in.


About the Writing On The Door Fiction Conference: 

Presented by Write On, Door County, The Writing On The Door Fiction Conferece features  two days of craft seminars, workshops, conversations, and presentations on the art of writing fiction! Whether you have a manuscript in progress or are just beginning to think about writing short stories or novels, this conference has something for you! World-class faculty includes Nickolas Butler, Lan Samantha Chang, Peter Ho Davies, Peter Geye, C.J. Hribal, Rebecca Makkai, Jennifer Morales, and Diane Zinna.

Held at various locations in downtown Sister Bay, including Sister Bay Village Hall, Northwest Wisconsin Technical College, Peninsula Bookman, and elsewhere. Watch for forthcoming details about one-on-one manuscript critiques and a literary trolley tour based on Rebecca Makkai’s novel The Great Believers, partially set in Door County.

About Write On, Door County:

Write On, Door County focuses on the importance of writing and reading and the ability of people to connect through stories. We provide a beautiful and inspiring retreat for writers on 39 acres in the middle of the Door County peninsula and conduct classes, programs, and special events throughout the county for all ages and experience levels.


May 1, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Write On Door County


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