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Wednesday, April 1 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Litquake on Lockdown: Fiction Writing in a Time of Crisis

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Fiction writers Nayomi Munaweera, R.O. Kwon, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and host Lauren Markham discuss both the challenges and urgency of fiction writing at this moment in time. How do we write during bleak times, and into the bleakness? How does the loss and grief of our current moment impact what we are writing about, how we write, and who we are writing for? What works or writers are we turning to right now, and how are we finding sustenance there? And perhaps most importantly, where might we be finding joy and how are we cultivating it—and what role could this joy play in our writing?

All authors' books available from your favorite indie bookstores, order from bookshop.org!

Livestream link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/155995868

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Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera is the author of the novels Island of a Thousand Mirrors, which won the Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region in 2013, and What Lies Between Us, which won the Sri Lankan National Book Award for best English novel and the Godage Award. She is anthologized in... Read More →
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R.O. Kwon

R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (US) and Virago/Little Brown (UK), and it is being translated into seven languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiariesreceived the Housatonic Book... Read More →
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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a writer focusing on issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Guernica, Harper's, Orion, The New Republic, The New York Times and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. Lauren... Read More →

Wednesday April 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Virtual! litquake.org