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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2J: Inventing the Real: Writing Fiction about Real People FULL
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Though it seems like a recent phenomenon, the genre of "alt-history" or "real name writing" -- in which writers fictionalize the lives of real people and/or depict alternate versions of actual events -- has roots centuries-deep. This combination lecture and discussion class will offer a brief history of the genre, sketch out a few of its permutations, and explore the imaginative space it offers contemporary fiction writers and poets in this so-called "post-truth" era.

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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani's fourth novel, Leading Men, is forthcoming from Viking in February 2019. He is also the author of The Art of Perspective, a collection of essays on point of view in fiction, and three other novels. Christopher works as artistic director of GrubStreet, was a... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Franklin Room - 4th Floor