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GWA Online Workshop: Making a Scene: How Research Enlivens Prose with Jessica Handler
October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$20
How do writers integrate research into prose? In this workshop, we will explore ways to avoid the dreaded “info dump.” Participants will discover tips for writing scenes that bring their research seamlessly into their characters’ world.
Jessica Handler is the author of the novel The Magnetic Girl, winner of the 2020 Southern Book Prize and a nominee for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. The novel is one of the 2019 “Books All Georgians Should Read,” an Indie Next pick, The Wall Street Journal‘s Spring 2019 pick, The Bitter Southerner‘s Summer 2019 pick, and a Southern Independent Booksellers Association Okra Pick. Her memoir, Invisible Sisters, was also named one of the “Books All Georgians Should Read,” and her craft guide Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss was praised by Vanity Fair magazine. Her writing has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, The Bitter Southerner, Electric Literature, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Newsweek, The Washington Post. She teaches creative writing and directs the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and lectures internationally on writing.