Species of Light and Bruised Landscapes: The Importance of Place in Fiction with Natalie Baszile

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Species of Light and Bruised Landscapes: The Importance of Place in Fiction

Man Booker Prize winner Josip Navakovich says, “No matter what, give us a world.” Indeed, there’s nothing more satisfying than reading a story that tips us headfirst into another place, whether it be the gritty streets of 1920s New York’s East Village, Wyoming’s windswept plains, or the vast reaches of Alaska’s Yukon Territory. In this interactive lecture, we will dissect excerpts from published works to see how authors deepen the connection between place and character, tighten the link between place and emotion, and breathe life into their settings.

Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile is the author of the debut novel, Queen Sugar, which is being adapted for TV by writer/director, Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Winfrey’s cable network.

 

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