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AWP Annual Conference

I'll be speaking on a panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Program's annual conference. Financial Realities in Fictional Spaces will tackle the role that economic restraints play on characters and stories across genres. Prerecorded panel will be accompanied by a live Q&A with panelists.

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AWP Annual Conference
AWP Annual Conference

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:05 PM EST Website

About the event

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events & bookfair exhibitors, and five days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and we are excited to offer the same experience in a new way this year.

Financial Realities in Fictional Spaces.

(Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Kate Milliken, Eddy Boudel Tan, Casey E. Berger, Sara T. Bond)

Broad economic trends such as recessions, globalization, and increased automation shape history and impact the lives of everyone on the planet. But how do economic realities inform fictional worlds and constrain characters? In this panel, we will explore the ways money informs character and shapes story and how fiction will have to respond to the lived reality of a post-COVID world of high unemployment and housing insecurity.

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