Featuring: Edward Platt
Event Code: IQ24
Award-winning nonfiction writer Edward Platt will introduce key literary techniques in creative nonfiction and discuss how to structure an appealing concept in the genre. He will look at common problems faced by writers in the research and writing process, and offer advice on how to approach agents and publishers with an idea.
Platt will begin by introducing his books, how he came to write them and the form they take, before moving on to group writing exercises (e.g., autobiographical writing, character invention, scene-setting, etc.). Discussions near the end will center on how to get works published. The ideal participant is someone interested in writing nonfiction of any kind – memoir, travel book, nature writing, or long-form journalism.
This event will be held at iQiyi, an official festival venue located next to The Bookworm.