Afternoon Craft Conversation with Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Building Worlds

We as writers are building worlds when we write, whether it is the curation of our nonfiction work or the imaginative settings of fiction. Even when the world is based on our lives, we are presenting that world to the reader with an embedded lesson and story, one that can vary from writer to writer and story to story. How do we go about consciously and conscientiously building our worlds? What do we address and include in our world building and tie it back to the purpose of our characters? And moreover--how do we play and have fun doing so? In my craft talk, I will go over these high level questions, as well as provide a literal hands-on exercise to help with your process.

Born in New York City, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is the author of the memoir Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember and a forthcoming novel also from Ecco / Harper Collins. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Zyzzyva, Guernica, the Rumpus, and BuzzFeed, among other publications. She is the Deputy Managing Editor at The Rumpus.