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Seminar: How to Love Fiction with author, Justin Kramon
Sunday, December 15, 2013
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Meeting Room (3rd Floor)
In this popular seminar intended for both readers and writers, award-winning novelist Justin Kramon explores the art of storytelling from a writer's perspective. He examines how writers across the centuries build narratives. Through a guided discussion, the goal is to achieve a deeper appreciation, enjoyment, and even love of fiction. Justin discusses his personal experience of being moved and inspired by contemporary and classic books, and how he drew from this appreciation in his own work. His enthusiasm about novels is contagious. No experience needed. Writers, readers, book clubs, and any book enthusiast will get something out of this talk.
Also included, a suggested reading list.
About the Presenter:
Justin Kramon is the award-winning author of the novels Finny (Random House 2010) and The Preservationist (Pegasus/WW Norton 2013). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has received honors from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America, Best American Short Stories, the Hawthornden International Writers' Fellowship, and the Bogliasco Foundation. Justin has taught graduate and undergraduate fiction classes at many institutions, including Haverford College, The University of Iowa, Gotham Writers' Workshop, and Arcadia University.
Discounted signed copies of Mr. Kramon’s books will be available for sale at the seminar – great holiday gifts!
Selected Reviews of Justin Kramon's work:
"Movingly realistic...refreshingly honest."-- The Financial Times
"A talented young author, and a dickens of a novel." -- The Boston Globe
"The Preservationist is a perfectly paced thriller. Each character is rich, haunted, and compellingly alive." -- Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author
"Frank, funny...Finny is the rare authentic coming-of-age novel."-- Baltimore Sun
"Don't be surprised if The Preservationist movie appears at a multiplex near you." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Kramon is clearly a find." -- Publishers Weekly