Location, Location, Location: Writing about Place
Presented by Margaret Eby


9 a.m. to noon
State Library

In writing, as in real estate, location is everything. In this workshop, journalist and memoirist Margaret Eby will go through the basics of setting a scene, a necessary skill for crafting anything from a short newsy article to a longform piece of creative nonfiction to a novel. Through examples from both fiction and nonfiction and exercises, participants will explore the most effective methods to situate their story, and use place effectively. Participants are encouraged to bring a work in progress or an idea for a piece to workshop.

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Margaret Eby is the author of South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature, which The New York Times deemed “well-informed and lively.” Her essays, criticism, and reporting have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, and The Paris Review Daily. She is currently the Culture Editor at Extra Crispy, a new Time Inc. publication about breakfast.


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