Let’s Not Mention the Bomb in the Room [Ru Freeman]
Bombs in Beirut, Boston, and Baghdad, suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, pirates in Somalia, revolutions in Egypt and falling towers in NYC. How do you write about events that take place during times of political conflict without burying your story in details? We will look at excerpts from contemporary fiction and experiment with vantage points to discover the ones that work. Bring a favorite scene from any published novel (no longer than a paragraph) set during a historical event.