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Write Now » Suspended in Time (or not): The power of magical realism to alter time, space, and agency in narrative

While our day-to-day functionings appear mundane and uninspiring, they are often fraught with unmanageable complexities and difficulties. These complications can overwhelm and leave us wishing for some sort of supernatural or supremely sagacious intervention to grant us more time or to transport us back or forth. 

Join us for a discussion and creative writing exercise led by guest instructor, Lynette Thrower. Guests will engage with works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection as we explore the use of magical realism in writing and the ways in which it can transform the practical elements of narrative into the unlikely, particularly as it pertains to the manipulation of time. 

Materials: Bring writing tools; a work in progress into which magical realism elements can be woven (this is not required); and your imagination.

FreeRegister online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Lynette Thrower is a poet and short story writer living in Fort Smith, AR. Her work has appeared in Applause Literary Journal and Arkansas English Journal. She is a 2018 grant recipient of the Mid-American Alliance and Walton Family Foundation Artist_360 project, and an alumna of the Open Mouth Reading Series and the Nick Cave Until 2020 artists convening.

Lynette Thrower is a native of Chicago, IL and currently resides in Fort Smith, AR. Her poetry and short stories appear in the Applause Literary Journal and her work will also be published in the upcoming issue of the Arkansas English Journal. She was named a top presenter at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 2018 Research Symposium for her presentation titled, “Alisoun, Griselda, and Geoffrey: Feminists When Feminism Wasn’t Cool.” 



May 12, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Temporary Exhibition Gallery