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"Puzzle and Mystery: Orchestrating the Known and the Unknown," AWP Panel, 2015

Natalie Bakopoulos, Lan Samantha Chang, Steven Schwartz, and Peter Turchi

Panel description, via AWP: "Every story, novel, and poem strikes a balance not just between what's included and what's omitted, but between what is known—by the characters, by the narrator, and by the writer—and what is unknown, even unknowable. Effective choices regarding inclusion and presentation can create productive tension and realistic complexity; less effective ones can result in vagueness, obscurity, and unhelpful opacity. This panel will discuss examples from longer and shorter works."

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