The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Ripple Effect: One Idea, Many Iterations with Yi Shun Lai

Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Lecture, Presentation, Seminar
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Creative Practice, Professional Development

About the Session

This session will demonstrate new methods of looking at the ideas you generate: Where you had one idea, your time here will allow you to expand it into several viable forms. The techniques you'll learn in this session will help you to generate everything from article ideas to essays; panel proposals to teaching ideas, from the one or two things that might be currently rattling around in your brainpan.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Yi Shun Lai (say "yeeshun" for her first name) lives in Southern California. Her debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu was a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her memoir Pin Ups will be published in September 2020 by Homebound Publications. She teaches in the MFA programs at Bay Path and Southern New Hampshire Universities.