How do we imagine into fictional worlds that, as Anna Deveare Smith says, evoke multiple chords? How do we employ an honest gaze on our fictional people, a gaze that allows in beauty and its opposite, the anarchic details, the true face? And how especially do we do that when working within the context of queered and BIPOC space—when our worlds are too often represented small and false? How do we give the power of the whole and complex and risk what every writer must risk: vulnerability? How do we let the imagination be its organic radical self? Delve into these provocative questions and many others with faculty and alums of SFSU’s Creative Writing Program: Matthew Clark Davison (Doubting Thomas), Stacy D. Flood (The Salt Fields), Shruti Swamy (The Archer), and our host, Molly Giles (Wife with Knife).