2018 Presenter Spotlight: Kira Jane Buxton

Kira Jane Buxton is an American writer who grew up in Asia and the Middle East, penning stories of overweight dragons and essays on environmental conservation. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and more. Her debut novel HOLLOW KINGDOM will be published by Grand Central in 2019.

Kira Jane Buxton will share two presentations: Rethinking Rejection and Hearing Voices: Developing Voice As Writer And As Character. Kira Jane Buxton’s class descriptions are provided below:


Rethinking Rejection. Keynote.

Hearing Voices: Developing Voice As Writer And As Character. Allen Ginsberg said, “To gain your own voice, you must forget about having it heard.” In this fun and generative class, we’ll explore the writing of authors with iconic voices. Bring a pen and a playful mind as we focus on exercises to develop or hone your authorial voice and the voice of the characters who must pop unapologetically from the page.

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