Beyond Geography
The Center for Fiction (17 E. 47th St., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP required

Every story takes places somewhere. But how do authors decide where to set their characters in motion? How does setting influence character, mood, and action? And what difference does it make if the place is real or imagined? Jennifer Haigh, Hari Kunzru, Sonya Chung, and editor Jennifer Acker discuss the power of place in fiction. Co-sponsored by The Common, a new print literary magazine publishing literature and images with a strong sense of place.

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