The Writing Life - A Gathering of Women, part 1
A Literary Gathering of Women – Part 1- The Craft of Writing (Encore 2009). In this encore edition of HoCoPoLitSo’s The Writing Life, three novelists, Donna Hemans, Helen Elaine Lee and Thrity Umrigar, whose cultures include the Caribbean, African-American and Indian experience, discuss crucial elements of the writing process with professor Tara Hart. Their respective works include River Woman, The Serpent’s Gift and The Space Between Us. In this episode these notable authors engage in an open dialogue about using fiction to answer the complex questions, conceptualizing plot as a writer, knowing when the work is finished, and confronting a reader’s misinterpretations. The cultural dynamics of each of their works is widely explored and discussed.