This evening we had the pleasure of welcoming Mona Awad and Christopher Boucher for the launch of their latest titles: Bunny, and Big Giant Floating Head! (I'll have you know: I'd personally recommend both.)
The evening was marked by candid conversation - the best kind - fueled by audience questions with respect to the writing process, the authors' own relations with their work and characters, and grad school.
"My mother is not dead." -Christopher Boucher, regarding fictional Christopher Boucher's mother
"I've always had trouble with structure…With every book, I need to go back to the building materials and figure out what this is gonna look like. Now I find that delightful - but that was definitely a weakness."
"I sort of tripped into writing a novel...[in university] I asked myself: can I write the same thing for both of these classes?"
"I needed to grow up a bit - that's part one and I needed to learn how to craft an arc. I needed to exhaust a lot before getting to the end."
"I've a lot of feelings about MFA programs." -Mona Awad, regarding MFA programs
"The voice came naturally on this one. I was actually working on something else at the time - a bunny hopped by - I took it as a sign."
"The violence was difficult. Real physical action was a real stretch."
"I must've written so many stories..."
"Where are they?"
As much as we'd like to read them, that's totally fair, Mona.
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Big Giant Floating Head
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