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"Reparative Writing Should Be Risky": Jess Row talks to Dariel Suarez

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Author of A Kind of Solitude and GrubStreet’s Director of Core Programs and Faculty, Dariel Suarez, recently interviewed author Jess Row about his new book White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, a collection of essays on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present.

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"Teaching Involves Learning from Our Students as They Learn from Us": A Conversation with David Mura

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David Mura’s A Stranger’s Journey gives a thoughtful and unequivocal voice to what has been missing from creative writing workshops in the United States: open, honest, and nuanced discussions centered on race, culture, and identity

February 27, 2019 | Dariel Suarez


How to Tackle the Big Picture: The Building Blocks of Fiction

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Every other Wednesday morning I meet with a friend who is working on a screenplay, assisting him with matters of craft such as dialogue, character development, description, etc. My friend doesn’t have a lot of experience in the writing profession, though he did originally have—and has ultimately produced—a terrific story. The questions he presents to me often challenge me to think deeply about my own approach to the creative process; even though he’s in some ways a beginner writer, his project demands the level of attention and toil of a full-length work, and he has high aspirations for it.  ...

June 22, 2015 | Dariel Suarez

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