The Value of Highly Contentious Topics in Fiction

Description: In this presentation, author Joan Dempsey talks about how contemporary hot-button issues can not only entertain and challenge readers to step outside their comfort zones, but also sell books.

Format:  Seminar with introduction

Level: This presentation is for the intermediate level author. 


Joan Dempsey

Joan Dempsey

Author and Writing Teacher

New England native Joan Dempsey, author of the novel THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS, received her MFA degree and teaching certificate in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She teaches serious creative writers the craft of revision through online courses, free resources, and one-on-one feedback. She is the winner of the 2017 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. Find her online at or email her at [email protected]

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