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LitTalk at Interabang Books (In Person): January 12th, 2022
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LitTalk at Interabang Books (In Person): January 12th, 2022

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Live FREE Discussion in-person at Interabang Books in Dallas, TX

6:00PM - 7:00PM | January 12th, 2022

Topic: Characterization in Fiction


Alex Temblador, author of the award-winning Secrets of the Casa Rosada, will moderate a panel that includes:

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and book critic. She is the founder of Desi Books and teaches creative writing at Writing Workshops Dallas. Her debut story collection, Each of Us Killers: Stories (7.13 Books; Sep 2020) won a 2020 Foreword INDIES award in the Short Stories category and was a finalist in the Multicultural Adult Fiction category. Her literary translation, Ratno Dholi: Dhumketu’s Best Short Stories (HarperCollins India; Oct 2020) was shortlisted for the 2021 PFC-VoW Book Awards for English Translation from Regional Languages. Her writing has appeared in various venues including The Atlantic, NPR, BBC Culture, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Dallas Morning News, Literary Hub, Longreads, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Electric Literature, and more. Having lived and worked her way around India, England, Germany, Scotland, and various parts of the US, she now lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. 

Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny and of the New York Times Opinion series Going Off. Her work has appeared in GQ, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Harper's, Esquire, Playboy, National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel, Washington Post, Ploughshares, and many other publications. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including a Hawthornden Castle Residency, a Yaddo Residency, the Steinbeck Fellowship, the Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation, and the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. She is also a seven-time Moth Story Slam winner who has been featured on NPR. Her short story, Reality, was read on Selected Shorts. Subscribe to her Substack about the travel writing life.

Will Clarke is the author of several works of fiction, including The Neon Palm of Madame Melancon, Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (sort of), and The Worthy: A Ghost's Story. Will holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and was named The New York Times Editors Choice and Rolling Stone's "Hot Pop Prophet." He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and family.

Each panelist on our Characterization in Fiction panel will also suggest their favorite books on writing and publishing. These books, as well as their own books, will be available for sale via the Interabang website.

LitTalk at Interabang is a quarterly panel series led by Writing Workshops Dallas and hosted by Interabang Books. Each panel session will be led by a moderator and feature three to four published authors who reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. LitTalk panelists will discuss a variety of subjects on writing, publishing, and the book industry, and will take questions from the audience. Author's books will be for sale at each event. LitTalk at Interabang hopes to inform and inspire the DFW writing community and showcase the phenomenal talent and pool of published authors in the area.

  • Next Up: Characterization in Fiction

  • In-Person, January 12th, 2022 | 6:00PM to 7:00PM

  • Interabang Books is located at 5600 W. Lovers Lane #142, Dallas, Texas 75209

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Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this quarterly panel series and/or to suggest a topic.

Interabang Books is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. Interabang opened in July 2017 at the southeast corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane with 12,000+ titles in popular categories.

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