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How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer

How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer

October 25, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield

Victoria Redel, author of five books of fiction and three books of poetry, will share the secrets of the many ways to write a novel. In conversation with Julia Strayer, Victoria will discuss her creative process, and the surprises she has encountered, plus, how to find the best point of view and structure, make characters feel real, manage many characters, reveal secrets, and keep writer’s block at bay. Please register.

Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction. Redel’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Granta.com. Harvard Review, The Quarterly, The Literarian, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, O the Oprah magazine, Elle, Bomb, More and NOON. Redel is also on the graduate and undergraduate faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught in the Graduate Writing Programs of Columbia University and Vermont College. Redel was the McGee Professor at Davidson College. She has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The National Endowment For The Arts 

Julia Strayer’s writing appears, or is forthcoming, in Glimmer TrainSmokeLong QuarterlyPost Road MagazineMid-American ReviewSouth Dakota Review, Fiction Southeast, and others. She placed first in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, was a finalist in the 2016 Indiana Review1/2K Prize, and has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches creative writing at New York University.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common. Copies of her most recent book, Before Everything, will be available for sale and signing at the event.



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