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Hybrid YWW South: Place as Character with LeeAnn McLennan
March 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Young Willamette Writers – Southern Chapter
Urban Fantasy: Place as Character with LeeAnn McLennan
Would Batman be the same if it wasn’t set in Gotham? We’ll explore place as character through the lens of The Supernormal Legacy trilogy set in Portland, Oregon. How does the setting inform the narrative? And how would the story be different set somewhere else?
About LeeAnn McLennan:
As a child when I wasn’t reading books, I was making up stories in my head. Daydreams inspired by Alice in Wonderland (the first book I ever loved), the Narnia series, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Sometimes those daydreams lead to playing “Nancy Drew”. Since I had strawberry-blonde hair back then, I was always Nancy, my blond sister Sally was always Bess, and our brunette neighbor was always George. Never mind that the game usually devolved into fighting, it was still all about the story. As I got a little older, I read more and more sci-fi/fantasy and the scope of my stories expanded beyond the world I could see in front of me. Spaceships, lands of dragons and knights, the center of the earth…I was there, usually the hero or at least helping. Being the damsel in distress doesn’t interest me – being the damsel who kicks butt does!
This meeting will be held on March 11th, in-person at the Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass branch, located at 200 NE C St in Grants Pass. We will be offering virtual attendance through ZOOM for those unable to attend in person. Meet and greet time from 10:30-10:45 am, followed by our workshop from 10:45-11:45 am, and ending with Q & A time & book signing time from 11:45am-noon.
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