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The Truth About Writing Fiction From Your Life: In Conversation With Kingston Writers' Studio

Join Sari Botton of the Kingston Writers' Studio in conversation with authors Elisa Albert, Emily Gould and Chloe Caldwell about the choice to write fiction underpinned with autobiographical aspects of the author's life. 

Why write fiction using aspects of your life? How is it different from memoir? What is "autofiction" and how is it different from other fiction? We'll address all of these questions and others. 

Elisa Albert is the author of the novels After Birth and The Book of Dahlia, and the story collection How this Night is Different. Emily Gould is the author of the novel Friendship and the forthcoming Perfect Tunes, as well as the essay collection, And the Heart Says Whatever. She is also one half of Emily Books, an imprint of Coffee House Press that publishes "weird books by women." Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novel Women, and the essay collections I'll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray. Chloe has taught workshops at Kingston Writers' Studio, and in March will begin the four-week Overcoming Writers' Block: 4 Essay Drafts in 4 Weeks.

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Later Event: February 13
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