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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Time and Narrative: How We Add Weight to Our Stories with Warren Glynn

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Craft Talk, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
Tags: Narrative, Time, Causality, Pacing

About the Session

When we think of narrative, we typically think of a series of events that chain together and ultimately lead to a conclusion: A leads to B which finally concludes at C. But how much time should we spend on points A, B, and C? How do we determine where (and when!) to invest our narrative attention? In this session, we will examine how various authors use time to give their story elements emotional and narrative weight. Through our exploration, we will begin to develop a philosophy of time that helps us make these kinds of choices in our own stories.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Warren Glynn is an MFA candidate in fiction at Arizona State University, currently in his third year, where he teaches creative writing and composition. He serves as the fiction editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. He is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania.