"How Is The Story Told About Me Different?" Imagination and Reality with Grace Talusan

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Though Muse and the Marketplace 2020 was sadly cancelled, we still want to share blog posts that presenters wrote about our theme “Imagination and Reality.” In this blog series we asked presenters to explore the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, 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, Grace Talusan shares an excerpt from her memoir The Body Papers ...

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"To Wander Sentence By Sentence" Imagination and Reality with Michael Zapata

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Though Muse and the Marketplace 2020 was sadly cancelled, we still want to share blog posts that presenters wrote about our theme “Imagination and Reality.” In this blog series we asked presenters to explore the boundaries between fact and imagination, and how each contributes to great writing. Here, 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 Michael Zapata shares an excerpt from his novel The Lost ...

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Last Week to Register for the Manuscript Mart

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Want to meet one-on-one with an established literary agent, an editor at a publishing house, or a literary journal editor? This is the last week to reserve your spot in the Manuscript Mart at the Muse and the Marketplace 2020. Register now!

 

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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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Register for #Muse20

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Registration is officially open for The Muse and the Marketplace 2020

Join us April 3rd through the 5th for our annual literary conference which educates aspiring and emerging writers on the craft of fiction and nonfiction, prepares them for the ever-changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking. Read more.

Register today!

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