Understanding the Denouement as well as John Barth’s idea of the “complexified equilibrium” and Jessica Brody’s “Five-Point Finale” with authors Rebecca Rolland and Rishi Reddi.
Rebecca Rolland is the author of the Art of Talking with Children (HarperOne, 2022), a combination memoir and parenting/education guide that will be translated into over 10 languages. She's also a poet, essayist, and novelist, winner of the Dana Award for Short Fiction, with three poetry collections published and a fourth one coming out next year. She lives in Boston with her family.
Rishi Reddi is the author of the novel Passage West, a Los Angeles Times “Best California Book of 2020” which tells of the early South Asian immigrants to California, and Karma and Other Stories, which received the 2008 L.L. Winship /PEN New England Award for Fiction. A National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellow for 2021-2022, her reviews, essays and translations have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Kirkus Reviews, LitHub, Alta Journal, and Partisan Review, among others. Rishi has received fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the U.S. Department of State. She lives in Cambridge, MA, and is the Director of Environmental Justice in her day job with the government of Massachusetts.
Find John Barth’s essay Incremental Perturbations in Julie Checkoway’s (editor) Creativing Fiction. And Jessica Brody’s 5-Point Final can be found in her craft book: Save the Cat Writes a Novel.
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