ARIA goes to RICC!
We’ll be at tables: 613, 615, 617, 619, 621, 716, 718, 720.
There will be two panels featuring our authors.
World Building – Mind Your Myths and Backstory
Saturday November 6, 2021 – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
There’s much to consider when constructing a mythical, magical, or futuristic world, and one important factor is the foundation myth or backstory. What does the writer need to know? What does the reader need to know? When do they need to know it? How does the backstory impact the characters and the current events on their world? Join us for a discussion on how to effectively craft a backstory and weave it into your tale. Panel hosted by the Association of RI Authors.
Writing the Other – Creating Characters Outside Your Comfort Zone
Sunday November 7, 2021 – 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Writing characters from different backgrounds than our own is both a challenge and an opportunity for authors. In this panel, we will explore the tools needed to write outside our own experiences to create three-dimensional characters. Topics will include the importance of research, the role of sensitive readers, and avoiding harmful stereotypes. Panel hosted by the Association of RI Authors.