Aurelia Wills

Events

Upcoming

“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.

Link: https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/2/classes/1079/character_in_story/

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“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).

Link:  https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/2/classes/1003/setting_in_fiction/

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/

 

The Secret Lives of Characters, a character-focused craft class involving in-class writing, reading and discussion, for writers age 13 to 17.   1:00-4:00 pm, November 12, 2016 at The Loft at Open Book, Minneapolis.  https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/2/classes/536/the_secret_lives_of_characters/

 

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/

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Book Launch

September 10, 2016  6-8:00 pm

Subtext Books

6 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 493-2791

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!