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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

REMOTE: Audrey Niffenegger- Imaginary Friends: Building Relationships Between Fictional Characters

  • January 27, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • remote


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Remote only: there will be no onsite session.

Like real people, fictional people usually do not exist in isolation. Audrey Niffenegger will discuss how to create the interdependent characters—family, friends, lovers, enemies—whose affections, rivalries, losses, and loyalties shape stories. There will be in-class writing exercises.

Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist who lives in Chicago and London. Her novels The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry were international bestersellers. She has also published graphic novels, including The Night Bookmobile and Raven Girl. The Time Traveler’s Wife is being adapted into an HBO TV series, and Ms. Niffenegger is working on a sequel, The Other Husband. She recently founded a new literary and book arts center, Artists Book House, in the Harley Clarke mansion in Evanston, Illinois.

We offer free student memberships at a discounted rate of $5.00 per session. You must send verification of your student status. Please contact Claudia Katz at for details.

9-9:30 Socializing 

9:30-12 Program 

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