Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter’s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. Her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her novel, Mostly Dead Things, will be published by Tin House Books in Summer 2019. You can find her on twitter here: @Kristen_Arnett
No Place like Home: Writing Region in Fiction
Regional writing provides entrance to a space that’s uniquely characterized by its setting. As readers, we are drawn to this type of work because it fully fleshes out place, marking setting as important as plot. We want to know what the world will show us alongside the characters. In this workshop, writers will explore how to embed place and home in fiction in order to create unique and engaging places, spaces, and settings.