When: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:00pm EST to 7:00pm EST
Where: Join vis Zoom https://tinyurl.com/y6zqdrcu (Attendance is limited to 100 people.)
Having one’s work labeled “experimental” comes with the stigma of being difficult, outlandish, or just plain unpleasant to read while ignoring the potential and innovation these works bring to the literary scene. On the contrary, so-called “commercial” works are often overlooked as cliché, dumbed-down, or lacking in artistic value despite the immense enjoyment they bring to millions of people. The dichotomy between commercial and experimental is ultimately limiting for writers in all genres, who all too often feel pressured to avoid these extremes.
These eight authors from Vine Leaves Press balance experimental and commercial elements in fiction and nonfiction to create work that both entertains and stimulates. How can writers innovate without alienating readers, and how can traditional narrative elements be revitalized to create unique works?
This online Zoom event features five-minute readings from eight prose writers:
A Q&A will follow as time allows. Attendance is limited to 100 people, and we hope to see you there.