Truth in Fiction: How to Use History and Current Events to Deepen Setting in Your Fiction (with Meron Hadero)

Meron Hadero

Meron Hadero


Number of sessions: 2

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, January 30 & Saturday, February 20

Course fee: $150

 In this class, we’ll look at fiction narratives that successfully build setting through history, politics, current events, and that generally capture the zeitgeist of a period. We’ll explore what works, what doesn’t, and what challenges a writer faces in this kind of world-building. Approaches to research and analysis will also be discussed as useful tools for the fiction writer.

Meron Hadero is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan (M.F.A.) and an assistant editor at The Offing focusing on micro prose. Her fiction has appeared or will soon appear in The Missouri Review, Boulevard, The Offing, and The Normal School (online). Meron has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ragdale and the World Affairs Council in Seattle, has worked as a research analyst for the President of Global Development at the Gates Foundation, holds a J.D. from Yale Law School (Washington State Bar), and earned a B.A. from Princeton in history.

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