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Beyond Backdrop: Fiction in the Wake of History

Dec 8, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

| Free
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This panel discussion will explore narratives set in motion by a maelstrom event like Hurricane Sandy. The panel features fiction writers who have used notable historical moments as the impetus for their works.

How does fiction set in history allow a writer to explore her characters (and that historical reality) in a way she otherwise couldn’t? How do you draw from history without being beholden to reality? In other words, where is the line between fact and fiction?

Panelists include:

Joseph O’Neill: Author of Netherland and winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Lucy Alibar: Author, playwright, and screenwriter of the acclaimed film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Alex Gilvarry: Author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, and the founding editor of the Tottenville Review.

Details

Date:
Dec 8, 2013
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Brooklyn Rail
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Website:
http://cometogethersandy.com/

Venue

Industry City
220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States