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Thursday, May 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Blue Guitar: Improvising Meaning and Truth through Investigation of Fiction

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Annie Dillard says, "The mind is a blue guitar on which we improvise the song of the world.'' I believe she means that through fiction authors and their readers access the minds of characters who teach us about their worlds and, by association, our own. To give that teaching authority, authors must achieve a verisimilitude through careful research and an honest portrayal of characters in a story. Be prepared to test your own powers of observation and memory and to fill in the gaps with online investigation.

https://sites.google.com/a/vita-learn.org/dynamiclandscapes2014/Fiction%20as%20Research%20Handout.pdf

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Louella Bryant

Author, writing coach, presenter, Louella Bryant
Louella Bryant’s books include While In Darkness There Is Light, nonfiction about young expatriates during the Vietnam era, and Full Bloom, a story collection. She has three books for young readers and her stories, poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Most recently her essay “Rum Running Queen” is included in the anthology Southern Sin, True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly. For twenty-five years... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Joyce 211

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