We are pleased to announce that Session 1 of our upcoming Seminar, Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth, is now full. With the list of speakers we’ve assembled, an early sellout comes as no surprise. Indeed, it is the reason we decided to make this January’s event a doubleheader. Tickets remain for Session 2, which will open on January 15 at the San Carlos Institute with a keynote address by Booker Prize winner Barry Unsworth. (Read our interview with Unsworth on Littoral.) Featured speakers include Pulitzer Prize winners Marilynne Robinson and William Kennedy; Andrew Carnegie biographer David Nasaw; Toussaint Louverture biographer Madison Smartt Bell; and a number of critically acclaimed, bestselling authors of historical fiction including Anchee Min, Thomas Mallon, Andrea Barrett, Russell Banks, and Francisco Goldman.
Three of our Writers’ Workshops are also sold out: Alan Cheuse; Alison Lurie and Edward Hower; and Mary Morris. Spaces are available for Writers’ Workshops with Billy Collins, Bich Minh Nguyen, Patricia O’Toole, Timothy Seldes, Porter Shreve, and Dara Wier.
We expect Session 2 and our workshops will also sell out. If you would like to register, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Click here to register online or to print out a form. Or call us at 1-888-293-9291.Tags: 2009: Historical Fiction