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TEDxConnaughtPlace - Tania James - On spelling bees and scribbling short stories

Tania James was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, after a brief stint in Chicago from 0 to 4. She graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a bachelors degree in Visual and Environmental Studies (filmmaking). She received her Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from Columbia's School of the Arts in 2006. Her work has been published in One Story magazine, Guernica, Elle India, and The Louisville Courier Journal. Her debut novel 'Atlas of Unknowns' was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She lives in Washington DC and teaches creative writing at George Washington University.In her talk, she shares her story of growing up, and experiences that collectively shaped her as a person and incited in her the passion for Literature. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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