On Monday, March 25th, Roosevelt's Visiting Writer Billy Lombardo will present to the MFA community in The Gage Gallery.
In this talk on craft in fiction, Billy will address the Three Beginnings of Fiction: 1) the early life of the story: the germ of the idea whence the story is born; 2) the access intro; and 3) and the final intro.
Billy will talk about the joys and dangers that come with the first crush of an idea, staying open to discovery, and he’ll give you the best piece of advice no one ever told him.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, Billy Lombardo is the co-founder and managing editor of Polyphony H.S., an international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. His books include How to Hold a Woman, The Man with Two Arms, and The Logic of a Rose. He also has a collection of poetry/prose titled Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. Billy is the 2011 Nelson Algren Award winner for the Short Story. Currently on sabbatical from teaching at the Latin School, Billy lives in Forest Park where he’s working on a new novel.
Be there: 18 S. Michigan Ave. Doors open at 4:30 for coffee and conversation. Billy begins in earnest at 5 pm.