On this panel, "Strong Women Survive History," Susan is joined by Laura Kamoie, author of America's First Daughter, to talk about specific methods for crafting compelling female protagonists in historical fiction.
Details are coming... Stay tuned!
Contact: Jessica Conley
Book Clubs of Davidson Annual October Tea: In Conversation with Authors Susan Rivers and Julia Franks, Davidson NC
Dr. Sally McMillen, retired Davidson College History professor, will moderate a conversation with authors Susan Rivers (The Second Mrs. Hockaday, Algonquin) and Julia Franks (Over the Plain Houses, Hub City Press). Signings will follow.
"Crafting 'Then' Into 'Now:' Writing Compelling Historical Fiction"
Setting a story or novel in the distant past commits a writer to serious research, but more is required than merely replicating fashions and customs. If historical fiction is to be engaging it must create a world for the reader that is compelling and immediate: what happened long ago must read as if it is happening right now. In this one-hour workshop, Rivers will share her methods for crafting such a world and will provide writers with exercises to aid them in this process.
Sunday workshops are being held in the Michael Brown Center on Evins Street, on the Wofford Campus: https://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/2012/Michael-S-Brown-Village-Center-receives-LEED-Silver/
Join Sally Brewster and Frazer Dobson of Park Road Books, Charlotte, as they share the season's best reads and introduce Susan. Reading and discussion of The Second Mrs. Hockaday follows. Refreshments will be served.
First Monday Program: reading and leading a discussion of The Second Mrs. Hockaday and the novel's origins in the Upstate of South Carolina. Drawing for a signed book!
For more information call: 864-463-0430.
Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville VA; Panel, "Secrets & Lies: Haunting Historical Fiction"
As the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region, the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA, has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years.
Reading and discussion at the former home of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind.
For more information, call: 404-249-7015
Authors will participate in a speed-dating style program, moving every ten minutes to a new table of book-lovers to discuss their books and answer participants' questions.