F178. Timely vs. Timeless: How to Balance a Hot Topic vs. Creating Timeless Literature

Zachary A. Doss Memorial Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Hall, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am

 

How does the writing process change when the subject matter you chose long ago is suddenly all over the news? Three authors, each with forthcoming books rooted in the past, will discuss the process of writing stories anchored in time when elements of their stories becomes startlingly fresh. How do we tell stories about women, about war, about assault, about prejudice, in a time when such ideas are under present-day scrutiny? Tanya Selveratnam will moderate as each author discusses her unique methods of dealing with current events as they pertain to timeless stories.


Participants

Susan Choi

Tanya Selvaratnam

Sharma Shields

Julie Buntin

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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