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Saturday, October 12 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Politics & Pretend: Reality Meets Fiction

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How and when should politics inform a story? Christina Dalcher’s Vox presents a world without women’s voices, Raima Larter’s Fearless imagines a future where one woman feels no fear, and Henry Brinton’s City of Peace tries to conceive of a bridge between today’s many polarizing divisions. Cosmopolitan notes that “the real-life parallels [in Vox] will make you shiver.” Join all three authors as they discuss the powerful connection between fictional stories and the larger social and political structures that impact our everyday lives.

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Henry G. Brinton

Henry G. Brinton is an author and a Presbyterian pastor who has written on religion and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Huffington Post. A frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, he is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming... Read More →
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Christina Dalcher

Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities. Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred... Read More →
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Raima Larter

Raima Larter is a writer and scientist based in the metropolitan Washington DC region. A former college professor and government scientist, she is the author of two novels, Fearless, a speculative mystery, and Belle o' the Waters, set in late-1850s pioneer America. She holds a Ph.D... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Merten Hall, Room 1202