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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Building a City of Stories with Justin Noga, Noah Trammell

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Craft Talk, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre
Tags: Fairy Tales, Folklore, World Building

About the Session

In fairy tales, there are royalty and dragons, wolves and goblins, knights and millers—but think of the world they occupy. Who are the characters on the margins of society and where are they during the events of the narrative? In this collaborative writing session, we’ll pry open a single fairy tale to discover those hidden characters. After sharing our work, we’ll pry open our own free-writes to spot our characters’ tangly relationships and use these discoveries to further our narratives.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Justin Noga

Justin Noga is a fiction writer from Akron, Ohio, and is a second-year MFA student at Arizona State University. He teaches composition and creative writing at ASU, taught for the Piper Writers Studio at the Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing in Summer 2018, and was the recipient of the 2018 Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship for the National University of Singapore. His work has been published in Conjunctions. He lives with a whippet/terrier with a Napoleon complex.

Photograph of Noah Trammell

Noah Trammell is a poet from Wichita, Kansas. He is an alumnus of the 2017 BOAAT Writer's Retreat and the 2018 Idyllwild Writer's Week and a 2019 Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellow. His work has appeared in BOAAT and is forthcoming in West Branch. He is currently a graduate student in the creative writing program at Arizona State University.