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Kingston WritersFest 2020 Virtual Festival: Writing the Real *SOLD OUT*
September 25, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm$30
The Kingston WritersFest 2020 virtual festival takes place September 23-27, 2020, with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! The festival will include the stories of women, the stories of Indigenous writers, writers of different experiences, cultural backgrounds, and orientations.
Writing the Real: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm on September 24th, 2020
Award-winning author Joan Thomas investigates the literary sweet spot where imagination and actuality meet and cross-pollinate. As a class, you will look at the approaches of various novelists who treat real characters and events in forceful and contemporary ways. Joan talks about the research and writing processes she has developed when writing fiction explicitly rooted in actuality (whether in history or more recent news). Participants have a chance to discuss the artistic and ethical questions that they need to consider as they locate, within real life stories, the subversive truths of fiction.