The Hi-Fi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative Presents "Bending Genre: Writers in Conversation"

Sunday, November 6, 2016

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2016-11-06 14:00 - 16:00

In “Bending Genre: Writers in Conversation,” three writers discuss how their work bends, complicates, disrupts, and redefines traditional genre distinctions, including historical fiction, memoir, biography, young adult, and fantasy. Kate Wells (Rhode Island Collection Librarian, Providence Public Library) will moderate. Panelists include MT Anderson (Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad); Mary Cappello (Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack), and Dawn Paul (The Country of Loneliness).

“Bending Genre” is presented by The HiFi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative, a local writing group. The group meets monthly to critique each other’s writings and explore the joys and challenges of historical fiction writing.

“Bending Genre: Writers in Conversation” is co-sponsored by the Providence Public Library, made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Bending Genre represents the HiFi Collaborative’s fourth public conversation on the intersection of history, storytelling, and fiction.

For more information, please contact Ilene Weismehl, or 401-450-9036.

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