Less is More...Or Maybe Not: Writers on Exaggeration and Understatement
Poet Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Last Seen) and novelist Andrew Lewis Conn (O, Africa!) consider the ways in which exaggeration and understatement enhance storytelling. Speaking as writers, they share the joys and hazards of pushing language, imagery and narrative to the limits. As readers, they share favorite moments in the works of others: skillful use of repetition, caricature, parody; effective use of stripped-down language, imagery that cloaks and suggests rather than tells, and more. Q&A moderated by Barnes & Noble's Stacy Leigh.