“Character in Story”, 11/2/17 – 12/14/17
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Thursday
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Creating a believable and surprising character is one of the most wonderful challenges of writing fiction. In these six classes, we’ll explore the complexities of depicting a human being who exists inside a story.
“Setting in Fiction” , 9:00 AM -12:00, 7/15/17, at The Loft Literary Center.
Every writer hopes to draw readers into a fictional world that seems “real.” How does a fiction writer build a convincing world? We will explore this question and more through lots of in-class writing exercises, collaborative discussion, and close reading and discussions of stories and excerpts of masterworks (i.e. Jesmyn Ward, Annie Proulx, Flaubert, David Mitchell, Babel, Anuk Arudpragasam).
Listen to Aurelia’s recorded interview on KFAI’s Write On! Radio from April 25, 2017: http://kfai.org/write-on-radio/playlists/20170425 (about halfway through the recording). KFAI is at 90.3 and 106.7 FM.
2017 Author at Twin Cities Teen Lit Con, Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00-4:00. Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, MN 55118. https://teenlitcon.com/
“The Non-Linear Path to Novel Publication,” November 5, 2016, a session to be presented at the Weekend With Your Novel retreat through The Writers’ Institute, UW/Madison Continuing Education. http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/weekend-with-your-novel/
Descriptive Language in Fiction, an adult craft class involving in-class writing exercises, reading and discussion, 9:00am-12:00 pm, November 19, 2016, at The Loft at Open Book, Minneapolis. https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/2/classes/508/descriptive_language_in_fiction/
September 10, 2016 6-8:00 pm
6 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Come celebrate the release by Candlewick Press of the novel Someone I Wanted to Be by Aurelia Wills. A brief reading and conversation about the book will be followed by a book signing.
The novel is the story of teenagers with difficult lives set in a small town in contemporary Colorado.
Kirkus Reviews wrote: “A melancholy, memorable piece tackling shame, unkindness, poverty, and, finally, hope.”
Refreshments will be served. All welcome!