August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Enriching the Past in Historical Fiction

Historical fiction enables writers to reimagine the past in rich ways that bring to light forgotten characters, diverse perspectives, and unknown stories. But how to develop characters and settings and stories that ring true historically while resisting stereotyped notions of the past? This interactive session will give participants specific examples and suggestions for using archives, exhibits, and primary sources that bring fresh perspectives on the past while pulling readers into realistic—yet surprisingly fresh—historical worlds.