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Saturday, September 18 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Fiction, Nonfiction, and the Spaces Between: Choosing and Framing the Story in History

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In a time when truth can feel malleable and reality sometimes seems unreal, where do the boundaries lie between fiction and nonfiction? This session peels back the choices made in writing what's real--researching, contextualizing, employing real-world truth, fact, understanding to develop a book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction or something in between. What is historical truth and how does the writer choose to express it? Thinking about the story in history along a fiction-nonfiction continuum offers readers new, shared lenses that are desperately needed in our time. 

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Uma Krishnaswami

Originally from India, Uma Krishnaswami lived in the US (Maryland and New Mexico) for over 30 years before moving to British Columbia, Canada. Her most recent middle grade nonfiction book is Threads of Peace: How Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Changed the World (Caitlyn... Read More →

Saturday September 18, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT