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February 5, 2023 @ 12:30 PM  /  A210 and Livestream

Lysley Tenorio: Story to Novel: Changing Forms in Fiction

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Lysley Tenorio
Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio

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Story to Novel: Changing Forms in Fiction

Story to Novel: Changing Forms in Fiction

CoAD and CoAS have collaborated for this Design x Technology lecture with Saint Mary's College of California professor and author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune, Lysley Tenorio.

Some fiction writers consider the short story a "training ground" for the longer form of the novel, a means of practicing craft and technique before moving on to a more expansive narrative. But other writers see the short story and the novel as two distinct forms, each requiring its own sets of demands, innovations, and artistic considerations. How do the principles inherent to the short form (economy, spareness, compression) converge with and diverge from those of the long (expansiveness, openness, sprawl)?

In this lecture, Lysley will discuss the relationship between the story and novel forms and their corresponding narratives in the context of his short story collection, MONSTRESS, and his novel, THE SON OF GOOD FORTUNE.

About Lysley

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune and the story collection Monstress, named a book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Stegner fellowship, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bogliasco Foundation. His stories have been adapted for the stage in San Francisco and in New York City, and The Son of Good Fortune is being developed into a comedy series by Riz Ahmed and Lulu Wang for Amazon. Tenorio is a 2021-22 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, and is a professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. Born in the Philippines, he lives in San Francisco.

Story to Novel: Changing Forms in Fiction is part of Lawrence Technological University's CoAD Lunch + Learn lecture series. LTU CoAD's Lunch + Learn lecture series is free and open to the public. RSVP to receive the room location and livestream link prior to the lecture. Face coverings or masks are required in LTU indoor spaces for all individuals (vaccinated or unvaccinated) to comply with CDC recommendations.

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