Using Music to Develop Your Characters in Fiction and Nonfiction

Did you know that music can enhance literary expression?

If you would like to learn more, you’re invited to attend

Writers Night Out on Zoom

September 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm  


Tuning into Your Characters through Music:

In this presentation Anthony explores how writers use music to convey their characters’ desires, contradictions, fears, aspirations, and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as deepen a sense of the time period, setting, and political issues.You’ll learn how music in written narratives provides a similar function to soundtracks in film and helps writers  develop their characters through another medium. We’ll examine a broad range of examples and engage in short writing exercise.

Anthony D’Aries

Anthony is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize and Foreword’s Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, Memoir Magazine, The Literary Review, and have been finalists for Fourth Genre’s Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and the Diana Wood’s Memorial Creative Nonfiction Award. A 2014-15 Writers’ Room of Boston’s Fellow in Nonfiction, Anthony currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

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