Strout, Rosenblatt contemplate the power of place in fiction

Much of Roger Rosenblatt and Elizabeth Strout’s Wednesday morning lecture conversation in the Amphitheater centered around being true to a setting when writing fiction.

“It took me a while to understand the importance of place, actually,” Strout said. “I had to live in New York for many years before I realized, ‘Oh, I actually really do come from Maine.’ ”
— Allison Levitsky, Morning Lecture Recap, The Chautauquan Daily, official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution