Novelist Etaf Rum: ‘Dig deeper and find meaning’

Novelist Etaf Rum: ‘Dig deeper and find meaning’

Etaf Rum, of the bestselling “A Woman is No Man,” hosted a workshop for beginning writers as this spring's Visiting Writer Series speaker. Learn Bryant Apply to Bryant Writing is difficult by design, Etaf Rum, author of the bestselling novel A Woman is No Man , told the more than 200 students gathered for this spring's Visiting Writer Series workshop. “It is through a lot of hard years and a lot of hard darkness that A Woman is No Man came to be,” she noted of her 2019 novel, which the New York Times book review called “[b]oth a love letter to storytelling and a careful object lesson in its power.” Over the course of the workshop, Rum presented tips on finding your voice and shared what it was like to be a working writer — as well as what it took to create a work of meaning. Sponsored by Bryant's College of Arts and Sciences and funded by the university's Women's Leadership Living and Learning Community; Hochberg Women's Center; and Department of History, Literature, & the Arts, the Visiting Writer Series introduces students to diverse works and authors who help them develop their creative skills and understand the world around them a little more clearly. An element of Bryant's first year Gateway, the Series also helps students engage with topics surrounding social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Past speakers have included nonfiction writer Elissa Washutta, essayist Sejal Shah, and poet Geffrey Davis. Novelist, essayist, teacher, filmmaker, […]

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