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“Why My Father Thinks the Way He Does” Countdown to Muse 2020 with David Mura

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2020 will soon kick off on April 3rd in Boston! This year’s theme is “Imagination and Reality,” as many presenters are exploring the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, presenting authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. In this post, Muse presenter David Mura shares an excerpt from his work in progress,  ...

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"Some Nights, I Helped People Visit Their Pets." Countdown to Muse 20 with Pitchaya Sudbanthad

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2020 will soon kick off on April 3rd in Boston! This year’s theme is “Imagination and Reality,” as many presenters are exploring the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, presenting authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. Here is presenter Pitchaya Sudbanthad from his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain (2019). 

 

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"A marriage is built of bones and teeth." Countdown to Muse 20 with Ron MacLean

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2020 will soon kick off on April 3rd in Boston! This year’s theme is “Imagination and Reality,” as many presenters are exploring the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, presenting authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. Here is presenter Ron Maclean from his story “It Must Be Beautiful in Berlin This Time ...

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“I made DHS a character.” Countdown to Muse 2020 with Sari Boren

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The Muse and the Marketplace 2020 will soon kick off on April 3rd in Boston! This year’s theme is “Imagination and Reality,” as many presenters are exploring the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, presenting authors have selected a passage from their own work, highlighting in green which elements came roughly from their direct experience, memory, or fact; while highlighting in blue which elements came from their imagination or speculation. First up is Sari Boren, from her essay, “He’s a Rope.”

 

 

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How I Wrote This: Discussion of THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS with Esmé Weijun Wang

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We’re thrilled to welcome author Esmé Weijun Wang as our Muse 2020 Fellow in Nonfiction, for her singular essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. Wang's book is lauded as "an intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness...Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the 'collected schizophrenias' but to those who wish to understand it as well."

Join Wang for an intimate discussion about her construction of The Collected Schizophrenias, her writing process, and more.

 

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 1:45pm ...

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