Writing Characters Who Represent The “Other”

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Brenda Peynado will discuss “ The Kite Maker, ” anthologized in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, and provide techniques and exercises on how to write characters who represent the “other. No prior knowledge needed to gain insight and skills , although attendees who read the story in advance (available at Tor.com) will better understand Sci-Fi’s unique abilities to convey racism , gendernormativity, sexual assault , and (un)documented migration (s). Feel free to come prepared with questions, or to spontaneously ask questions in the Zoom chat room. 
Brenda Peynado is a Dominican American writer of fiction , nonfiction , and screenplays . Her writing style ranges from lyric essays , magical realism , fabulism , science fiction , fantasy, surrealism , to some perfectly realistic exaggerations thrown in the mix. Her short story collection , THE ROCK EATERS , is forthcoming from Penguin Books in March 2021. Currently, she teaches fiction and screenwriting at the University of Central Florida’s BA and MFA programs.
Hosted by Jaimy Magdalena M. 
CoES Lecturer Faculty 

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