23 May 2011 |
This Thursday, May 26, I’ll be at Drexel University’s literary fest, “Week of Writing,” participating in a panel discussion, “Making History,” with Paula Cohen, Jay Kirk, and Buzz Bissinger. Scott Knowles is our moderator on “the challenges involved in manipulating historical events and characters” in fiction, literary non-fiction, and film. The event is free and open to the public.
“The rules of the game,” wrote Marguerite Yourcenar, whose Memoirs of Hadrian might be the baseline for all historical fiction, “learn everything, read everything, inquire into everything.”
“Making History:” 12:30-1:50 PM, Mandell Lobby, Creese Student Center, 33rd and Chestnut Streets