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Seattle writer is speaker at next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable

Writer Michael Overa is the guest speaker at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable. he will give the talk “Saying the Unsaid: Subtext in Fiction.” - Photo courtesy of Field
Writer Michael Overa is the guest speaker at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable. he will give the talk “Saying the Unsaid: Subtext in Fiction.”
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Writer Michael Overa presents “Saying the Unsaid: Subtext in Fiction” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Overa is a Seattle native and a 2010 graduate of the Hollins University master of fine arts program.

In addition to working as a private tutor and freelance writer, Overa has volunteered with 826 Seattle, Richard Hugo House and the Writers in the Schools program. His work has appeared in the Portland Review, Line Zero, Ink Collective and pindeldyboz.com, among other places.

At the roundtable, Overa will talk about how it’s not always what is said, or how it’s said, in fiction, but often what isn’t said.

He will look at how writers convey information by writing “between the lines,” using examples from modern short fiction and novels. The advantages and disadvantages of leaving some things unsaid will be discussed.

Field’s End monthly roundtables are free and open to writers of all levels and interests.

The evening includes a question-and-answer period and closes with an opportunity to network with other writers. No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.fieldsend.org or call the library at 206-842-4162.

Field’s End, an affiliate of the Bainbridge Public Library Board, offers workshops, classes and an annual conference focusing on the art, craft and profession of writing.

 

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