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Special Event: Dinner Discussions

Sat, November 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Celebrate the culmination of the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival by joining in on our table discussions hosted by festival authors. Tables will seat 6 – 8 participants. Please see ticket descriptions to select the discussion you would like to attend. Dinner is included in the ticket fee, with vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Publication: philosophical and practical considerations for writers of poetry and of short fiction and nonfiction with Rebecca Foust

This is not a nuts and bolts HOW to get published, but a deeper inquiry into WHY we want to publish our work at all, and WHAT constitutes publication, besides in the conventional venues. We’ll also talk about what I see as the main reason to engage in publication at all—the way it can be used to motivate and support our creative work. 

Can I Just Call It Fiction? with Kate St. Vincent Vogl

Join Kate St. Vincent Vogl for a discussion exploring what we gain and what we lose by designating our narrative as fiction instead of claiming it as true. When in our writing do we need to make that call? How does that affect the shape of our story? How does that change what we keep in and what we leave out? Kate will share how she navigated answering these questions in writing both her fiction and nonfiction, and she looks forward to discovering where the table conversation leads. 

Registration Notes

Entry Points must meet a minimum number of students 14 days ahead of the class start date (Oct 21, 2023). Once a class has reached minimum enrollment, registration will remain open until 1 week before the class start date.

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