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A Wrinkle in Time: How to Manage Chronology

April 13, 2024, Saturday, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

$95

One of the central struggles in storytelling is that human beings are, in essence, time travelers. We live in the past of our memories and the future of our hopes. Thus, when we tell stories, we often shuttle around in time. This can be exciting, but more often it winds up confusing the reader, and (in my case) the writer. In this seminar, we’ll look at the work of masters such as Natasha Tretheway, Cheryl Strayed, and Meg Wolitzer to help unravel the mysteries of chronology and help writers figure out how to tell their story in a way that thrills their readers.

Class Takeaways

A better understanding of how time and chronology work in fiction

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of a dozen books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. An NEA grant recipient for 2022, his work has been published in the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, Best American Erotica, and the New York Times Magazine. His first novel, Which Brings Me to You, is now a major motion picture starring Lucy Hale. His second novel, All the Secrets of the World, is under development by 20th Century Fox. His new book, Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow, is about craft, the struggle to write, and where stories come from. More information at: www.stevealmondjoy.org.
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