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The Fiction Panel with Trevor Corkum, Alicia Elliott, Lori McNulty, and Rebecca Rosenblum. Moderated by Claire Tacon
Tough Choices. Literary fiction by its nature tends to seek out topics that make us feel uncomfortable, make us think, allow us to explore emotional territory that we might want to stray from, and yet this is the very territory that makes us feel more human. Join us for readings and discussions with authors who have each considered difficult subjects and written thought-provoking, elegant pieces as a result.
What You Know: How Research Shapes a Story With Liz Harmer, David Huebert, Pamela Mulloy, and Claire Tacon. Moderated by Brent van Staalduinen.
The adage, “write what you know” serves many writers, but it’s only one way to tell a story. Another is to write what you want to know. In a world where autofiction is trending in literature, these writers share how they used research to shape the narrative in their novels. They will share research tips and discuss how to integrate the research so that it’s not begging for attention.