Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

AWP 2018, TAMPA: Panel, "Structuring the Novel"

 Structuring the Novel: Methods, Approaches, Ideas.  (Janet FitchLindsey DragerChristian KieferMatthew SalessesDerek Palacio) The methods of structuring book-length fiction are as numerous as they are difficult, especially in an era where the very idea of the "novel" is being called into question. Bringing together a diverse group of panelists with very different methods of structure, this panel strives to offer concrete answers to your structuring questions. What method might work best for the novel you are writing? How best to move forward? To outline or not to outline? How much to plan? 

 

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Tucson, AZ

Three panels: Event #1:
Indomitable
Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Location:Koffler Room 204
Panelists:Jim Fergus, Janet Fitch, Melody Winnower. Join these celebrated authors as they discuss indomitable characters who wrestle with grief, test the bonds of love, and refuse to be subdued or defeated by some of the most dramatic events of the centuries in which they live.

Event #2:
Perseverance
Location:Student Union Santa Rita
Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Panelists:Jim Fergus, Janet Fitch, Shobha Rao
 

Event #3:
Fierce Women
Location:UA BookStore
Sunday, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Panelists:Melanie Benjamin, Jillian Cantor, Janet Fitch.  Moderator:Pam Treadwell-Rubin

The Tucson Festival of Books is held each year on the campus of the University of Arizona, Tucson. 

Tucson Festival of Books, March 10-11. 

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

VROMANS BOOKSTORE, PASADENA, CA

Joint reading with Janet Fitch and Florencia Ramirez (Eat Less Water).

A joint reading and signing with environmental activist Florencia Ramirez, a "sister" from the AROHO Retreat in Abiquiu New Mexico, where I first met this remarkable young woman and learned about her project and her blog EAT LESS WATER .

Florencia has long been examining ways in which we can do more to preserve water in this time of climate change: better ways to grow our food, making more responsible (and surprising) choices in what we buy and how we see the future of water.

I wanted to do an event with her to celebrate her book, EAT LESS WATER, just published by Red Hen Press, as well as my own new book, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. , and the radical power of women.

I hear craft tequila will be served! 

Vroman's Bookstore, 695 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena CA 91101

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Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

UC RIVERSIDE PALM DESERT LOW-RESIDENCY MFA: Building a Literary Life

In this conversation with Jill Alexander Essbaum, I will be discussing my path to publication, the two films made from my books, the ten years I spent on The Revolution of Marina M., and how to sustain a career as a writer of literary fiction.

Available to current UCR MFA creative writing students and those considering applying for the program. See UCR Palm Desert MFA in Creative Writing website for more information.  

 

 

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