Con: History and Fiction: Dueling Narratives

  • 10 Oct 2009
  • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Stephens College, Columbia MO

HISTORY AND FICTION: DUELING NARRATIVES
A CELEBRATION OF THE BOOK

Registration, including box lunch, $25.00

Sponsored by:
Stephens College English/Creative Writing Department

                                     And

The Missouri Center for the Book

Featuring a keynote address by historian and novelist,

      HARPER BARNES,

Author of the prize-winning history, Never Been a Time:
The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement
, and the novel, Blue Monday, among other titles.

With readings and panels on historical fiction, biography, memoir, dramatizations of real life, journalistic narrative, true crime writing, essay writing, and workshops on writing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

With participating writers, Fran Baker, Mary Kay Blakely, Virginia Brackett, Barri Bumgarner, Thomas Danisi, John Mark Eberhart, Matthew Eck, R.M. Kinder, Kate Berneking Kogut, Phong Nguyen, Scott Phillips, Kris Somerville, Whitney Terrell, Tina Parke-Sutherland, and Mark Tiedemann,

And a special event, a presentation by the distinguished translator and author,

    MARGARET SAYERS PEDEN

Translator of works by Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Allende, Cesar Vallejo, and numerous other important Latin America writers.

All events will be located in the main learning center on the Stephens College campus, with entrance through the Columbia Foyer, facing East Broadway.  Book displays and author signings will continue through the day.

For more information, go to  Missouri Center for the Book
http://books.missouri.org

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