Society for the Study of Midwestern Literary Symposium Panel: Fictionalizing Home

» Date: May 17, 2018 - 09:00 am

May 17 – 19, 2018

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

Kellogg Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Laura Thomas, Lolita Hernandez and Kelly Fordon

Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familiar Places

Authors discuss how their fiction transforms home into character. How do writers use assumptions about familiar places to find the unexpected and surprising?  When is a hometown the whole trouble, and also the last, best hope for change? We'll also talk about how the unique landscape of the upper Midwest inspires our fiction.

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