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Events » March 2018 » Kaylie Jones, J. Patrick Redmond — Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL

Kaylie Jones, J. Patrick Redmond — Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL

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AWP PROGRAM: “Tearing Down Societal and Family Myths in Creative Writing,” featuring Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian), Laurie Jean Cannady, Sue William Silverman, J. Patrick Redmond (Some Go Hungry), and Xu Xi. Writers who address family or societal dysfunction have learned the hard way that the more profound the dysfunction, the more violently and determinedly people will fight to protect the myth of normalcy. What writer has not been told, “Don’t air the dirty laundry in public”? This panel of memoir and fiction writers will address some of the myths they’ve confronted in their work, and methods they’ve used to overcome the wall of resistance they’ve encountered from both family and society.

Program will take place in Room 25, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor.



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