Online: Zoom

Literary v.s. Genre: Beyond Categorization

Thursday, August 18th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
50 seats max

Join us for a conversation, lecture, and Q+A with authors Caroline Woods and Dariel Suarez.

So much of the writing world, especially when it comes to the marketplace, is driven or defined by labels and categories. As writers, how much of it should we worry about? How can we freely and creatively develop our projects without ignoring the realities of the publishing world? How can we get past the constraints of what’s supposed to be “literary” and infuse genre into our writing in ways that layer and improve it? Part author conversation, part craft lecture, and part Q&A, this session will address these questions and more. Come listen to Caroline Woods, author of the new critically acclaimed novel, The Lunar Housewife, described as “a stylish page-turner that is at once a Cold War spy thriller, historical fiction, and a sci-fi book-within-a-book,” and Dariel Suarez, GrubStreet’s Education Director and author of the literary thriller, The Playwright’s House, as they share insights into their writing and publishing journey, provide craft strategies and tips on how to explore and successfully employ different genres in your work, and answer audience questions about these topics.

Class Format

This session will be held as a Zoom webinar. You will be able to login and participate in the Q+A, but you won't be on camera, so no need to dress up :). You'll receive an email with the link to join the webinar about 15 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin!


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  • Lecture
  • Q&A


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Publishing & Promotion

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