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The Architecture of Place

with Katie Kitamura

Genres: Fiction

In Person

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: December 9, 2022
End Date: December 9, 2022
Day of Week: Friday
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

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How do we render place on the page? How do we use setting to build characters and drive plot? And what does it really mean to make place a character? In this session we will study how writers create vivid, multi-dimensional settings, looking at examples from writers including Shirley Jackson, Sam Selvon, and George Saunders. We will be doing writing exercises, so please come to this session with pen and paper (or laptop).

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura‚Äės most recent novel,¬†A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and a¬†New York Times¬†Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications and translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels,¬†Gone to the Forest¬†and¬†The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library‚Äôs Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena Foundation, Katie has written for publications including¬†The New York Times,¬†The Guardian,¬†Granta, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, and¬†Frieze.¬†She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

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