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Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

The Direction of Contemporary Fiction with Emily Bell, Ander Monson, Rayhané Sanders

Date(s): Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Editing, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Publishing

About the Session

What is the current pulse of contemporary creative writing in the United States? Where is fiction right now? What predictions can we make for the literary future from the present moment? What trends, blends of genres, and literary techniques do we witness emerging from new authors and veterans of the craft? In this panel, editors Emily Bell, Ander Monson, and literary agent Rayhané Sanders share their perspectives on the landscape and trajectory of contemporary literature: what they’re excited about, what major issues are arising, current challenges for fiction writers, and more.

Meet the Presenter(s)