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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)

Justin Noga is a fiction writer from Akron, Ohio. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University, where he taught Composition and Creative Writing. In 2019 he received a fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. His work is published in Conjunctions and Witness. He lives in Tempe, Arizona. IG: jus.tin.no.ga

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.