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Sunday, April 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9K: History Walks With Us: Mythology, Memory, & Fantasy in the World and in Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

Mythology, history, and memory all play central roles in how we process the world, form narratives about our lives, and make sense of our current crises. In this lecture and discussion, we'll dive deep into how these overlapping languages can clash and collaborate to create great stories.

As an author of fantasy fiction-- both historical and contemporary-- Older is fascinated by the way we tell stories, and make mythology from the past to determine the future. We'll discuss: What do the crossroads of myth and history tell us about where we go from here? How can art and story change the world? And most importantly, how do we USE this knowledge as we return to our desks, to write our own fiction and nonfiction? Come for an engrossing, high-stakes conversation.

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Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the award-winning author of both YA and adult books. His most recent book is Dactyl Hill Squad (Scholastic, 2018), his first middle grade book, which Publisher's Weekly called, "a delightful historical fantasy" in a starred review. His New York Times bestselling... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor