AWP Conference & Bookfair

Leashing the Beast: Humanizing Fictional Monsters. (with Anna Sutton, Steven Sherrill, Clare Beams, Kate Bernheimer, Julia Elliott)

Want to write fabulous fabulist fiction? Bring your beasts to the table. Panelists will discuss their influences, inspiration, and how they go about creating characters who exist between human and monster, mundane and extraordinary. In addition, they will explore how writing a fantastical other can open up the conversation to contemporary societal issues, all while cultivating empathy within both the writer and the reader.

Washington Convention Center
Capital & Congress
Marriott Marquis
Meeting Level Four