Events Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10:00 am

Inside the Graduate Fiction Craft Seminar with Rachel Kadish: “Making the Jump: Bringing Characters to Life on the Page”

University Hall Room 3-098 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02138

2018-02-03T15:00:00Z 2018-02-03T17:00:00Z UTC Making the Jump: Bringing Characters to Life on the Page Join esteemed author Rachel Kadish for a free fiction craft seminar designed to demonstrate how students receive craft and technique instruction in the Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program. University Hall Room 3-098 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138 MFA in Creative Writing Program etallett@lesley.edu
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Join esteemed author Rachel Kadish for a free fiction craft seminar designed to demonstrate how students receive craft and technique instruction in the Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program. Kadish’s seminar will explore how good character development sets plots in motion, commandeers readers’ loyalty, and draws the reader into experiences and emotions otherwise inaccessible. It will explore ways to let your characters surprise, delight, disturb....and lead the reader, one sentence at a time, into the terrains of human experience we find richest and most compelling. 

Following Kadish’s seminar, participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Program Director Stephen Haven to discuss the Lesley MFA in Creative Writing program.  Sign up for an optional 15-minute meeting time (between 12-3pm) with Director Haven during the registration process with Beth Tallett. 

Rachel Kadish stands with her hands in her pockets.
"The Weight of Ink" author and MFA faculty Rachel Kadish

Rachel Kadish’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, Salon, Tin House, Iowa Review, and on National Public Radio. She has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her most recent novel, The Weight of Ink, was one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017 and won a National Jewish Book Award.   

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MFA in Creative Writing Program