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Let’s Not Mention the Bomb in the Room

Bombs in Beirut, Boston, and Baghdad, suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, pirates in Somalia, revolutions in Egypt and falling towers in NYC. How do you write about events that take place during times of political conflict without burying your story in details? We will look at excerpts from contemporary fiction and experiment with vantage points to discover the ones that work. Bring a favorite scene from any published novel (no longer than a paragraph) set during a historical event.

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Instructor: Ru Freeman

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 10/18/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan born writer. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (2013), which was a NYT Editor’s Choice. Her books have been translated into multiple languages. She blogs for the Huffington Post on literature and politics.

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