Claire Lombardo, "Empathic Fiction: Writing Real People"

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People — fictional or otherwise — are messy and flawed and constantly creating — well, life. And it’s one of our jobs as fiction writers to try and replicate that as accurately, honestly, and generously as possible. We'll discuss how to approach our characters holistically — both on a craft level, looking at point of view and characterization exercises; and on a psychological level, finding ways to understand, love, and empathize.

Claire Lombardo is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, a Reese's Book Club Pick, and Same As It Ever Was. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages. She has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and works part-time as a bookseller at Prairie Lights Books. 

Thursday, July 18, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Phillips Hall
16 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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