CANCELLED: Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Making the Unseen, Seen: Giving Voice to Diverse Characters in Fiction and Beyond

This program will discuss the importance of turning peripheral characters into primary ones, both its challenges and delights. Gain a better understanding of the impact literature, television, and film have on shaping the identities of people from different walks of life.

NEEL PATEL is an author and screenwriter who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. His writing has appeared in ELLE India, on Buzzfeed, and other publications. His first book, If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice pick and an NPR Best Book of 2018. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is developing a television series and writing a novel.

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival book sales committee will have copies of If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi available for purchase at this event. Stay for an autographing session following the presentation.


Cost: FREE


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Mon. Oct. 21, 2019   6:30-7:30pm

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