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Friday, August 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Do You Speak Mandarin?

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How do you bring authenticity to characters that might be foreign to you, be it a novel or memoir? When should you or should you not make use of ethnic characters? Do you necessarily have to travel abroad? Examples from published fictions and lecture-discussions will clarify these questions. In the classroom, we will each come up with one such character and (as much as time allows) delve into the details.

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Bharti Kirchner

Bharti Kirchner is the author of nine books—five critically acclaimed novels, four cookbooks, and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers. Her next novel, Goddess of Fire, a historical novel set in India in the 17th century, is due out in 2015. Shiva Dancing, her first... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT

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