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Shaking the Tree: Using Magic Realism to Tell the Truth with Lauren Elise Daniels

When:
October 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am
2019-10-19T11:30:00-07:00
2019-10-19T11:45:00-07:00
Where:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler
Cost:
$38
Contact:
Whistler Writers Festival
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Shaking the Tree: Using Magic Realism to Tell the Truth with Lauren Elise Daniels @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $38

Is your writing…different? Are you drawn to social issues and extraordinary ways to explore them? Magic realism conjures the imagery of Frida Kahlo and Henri Rousseau and is something Salman Rushdie calls “a newish name for a very old thing.” We’re talking Kafka, Woolf, Márquez, and Murakami. Like myths, fables, folk and fairy tales, these naturalistic stories are both grounded in reality and threaded with fantastic elements to convey visions that may be confrontational. Magic realism is a way to tell the truth, when truth is drowned out by force. Bring your notebook or tablet for a wild writing session with Lauren Elise Daniels (Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten) fueled with purpose, imagination and true grit.
Sponsored by: Anne Townley

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