Join us for a technique-focused talk about writing experimental narrative forms.
UVA writing professor Jane Alison illuminates the many shapes other than the usual wavelike “narrative arc” that can move fiction forward. The stories she loves most follow other organic patterns found in nature—spirals, meanders, and explosions, among others.
Meander, Spiral, Explode is a singular and brilliant elucidation of literary strategies that brings high spirits and wit to its original conclusions. In this liberating manifesto Alison issues a call to action: Let’s leave the outdated modes behind bring feeling back to experimentation on the page. This book on the craft of writing will appeal to readers and writers alike.
“Novelist Alison’s stylistic primer promises to stand apart, among the many writing guides publishing next year, in its tightly focused attention to the nuts and bolts of technique.” —Publishers Weekly, named a Top 10 Books for Spring 2019, Essays & Literary Criticism
The event itself is free, but you can also pre-order a copy of Jane Allison's forthcoming book when you RSVP at http://www.oldtownbooks.com