University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Multilayered Plots & Complex Characters

Bryn Chancellor, Jason Makansi and Brendan Matthews will discuss how they successfully wrote layered plots and complex characters and how you can too! Assistive listening devices available.

Bryn Chancellor

Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel Sycamore (Harper/HarperCollins, May 2017), hailed as “hypnotic” (O: The Oprah Magazine) and “a transporting vision of community, connection, and forgiveness” (Publishers Weekly), was an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Editors’ Best Book of 2017, and among Bustle‘s Best Debuts of 2017....

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Jason Makansi

Jason Makansi, author of four non-fiction books relating to business, energy/environmental issues and mathematical modeling, has published short stories in a variety of literary journals and collections....

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Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews is the author of the novel "The World of Tomorrow," named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Book Review. His fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Cincinnati Review, and other publications in the US and UK....

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Bryn Chancellor
Fiction / Literature
Harper Perennial
January 2018
ISBN 9780062661104
$15.99, INSTOCK
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The Moment Before
Jason Makansi
Fiction / Literature
Blank Slate Press
March 2018
ISBN 9781943075423
320 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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A woman and her beloved Syrian father, separated forty years earlier when he is swept up in a geopolitical odyssey from hell, are almost reunited by a lawyer struggling to save his Illinois hometown from financial ruin. More/less

The World of Tomorrow
Brendan Mathews
Fiction / Literature
Little, Brown and Company
September 2017
ISBN 9780316382199
560 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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Three brothers caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal that culminates in an assassination plot, set in 1930s New York. More/less

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