How do authors create characters? Find out at next Baker-Nord Center event

Thrity Umrigar

Readers come to books in search of characters they can love, hate, empathize with or relate to. But how do writers create characters that are realistic and who remain with the reader after he or she is done with a novel?

Thrity Umrigar, professor of English and bestselling author, will explain her own writing process, especially as it relates to characters, during her upcoming talk, titled “Where Do Characters Come From?”

This Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.

Umrigar is author of The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, Bombay Time, The Weight of Heaven and The World We Found.