Timeless: Reinvigorating the Past Through Historical Fiction

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • International
  • Literary
  • Women/Gender

Heather O'Neill, Linda Spalding, Adrienne Sharp, moderated by Terry Gamble

Writing great historical fiction is an enormously challenging task for writers—so much research, woven seamlessly into a story—and rewards readers with entertainment and education at the same time. No wonder historical fiction is one of the most popular literary genres. Discover how it’s done through this panel. Two orphans navigate desperation in Heather O’Neill’s “virtually cinematic” Depression-era Montreal. With portraits of slave owners and abolitionists, Linda Spalding captures the instability of mid-19th-century America. Through the eyes of a vulnerable young woman, Adrienne Sharp takes us inside the glamour and darkness of Hollywood and Las Vegas in the mid-20th century.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Crystal Ballroom

With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley