Date(s) - Thu 10th Dec, 2020
5:00pm - 5:45pm
The 2020 Highland Book Prize Longlist series: Online Talk with Elizabeth Reeder, author of novel, An Archive of Happiness
Ideas for Approaching Point of View and the Pleasure of Experimentation
Elizabeth Reeder will talk about the pleasure and importance of experimentation and play when you’re trying to figure out how to tell your stories. She’ll discuss the pros and cons of different points of view, touch on intimacy and distance, and how transitions between narrators and scenes can be crucial to the effectiveness of your storytelling. She’ll have a few writing practice suggestions that might just help you untangle multiple points of view in your own writing.
This event is free of charge but please book your place below. We greatly appreciate any donations to support our ongoing work, via https://www.justgiving.com/moniackmhor
This talk will be followed by a workshop by Elizabeth at 6pm – 7pm (NB additional registration required for workshop).
Elizabeth Reeder, originally from Chicago, has lived in Scotland for over twenty years – working and living in Glasgow and Strathspey. Her stories and experimental essays are widely published and broadcast. Her first novel, Ramshackle, was shortlisted for a Saltire Literary Award. She’s a MacDowell Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow.
This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2020 Highland Book Prize longlist. Over the next few months, Moniack Mhor will be running sessions with longlisted writers including workshops, individual and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team.
This event is fully booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.