It was a joy to present a craft lecture ("But Enough About Me: Autobiographical Urges in Prose") and reading (from AMPHIBIANS) for @FredoniaEnglish at SUNY Fredonia as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series. What an engaged group of students and teachers. Thank you, Fredonia! Full article HERE.
"Tupper's writing is both shrewd and intelligent, so it's important for students of writing to see/read international juxtapositions and characters, said Department of English Adjunct Lecturer Rebecca Cuthbert.
"Writing can indeed make the world a larger place and it starts with the stories being told. Her sense of place extends from Maine to New York to Japan to the Emirates and back. There are critical contradictions in her writing, which are worthy for the classroom and greater conversation," Ms. Cuthbert explained.
"These stories will stay with the students well beyond the conversations of the semester. They offer diversity and complex female characters who navigate the world with a sense of adventure – and they are not always safe...
"Lara also brings a range of talent beyond the page, as she is a singer/songwriter who communicates with audiences around the world with her music, where pacing and intonation are integral to the success of the stories that are being conveyed, not unlike the concerns a writer has," Cuthbert said.