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Thursday, October 10 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Building a World: 3 Authors Discuss Time, Place, and Character

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From Holland in 1633 to Minnesota in the 1950’s to a fictional city close to the present, Carrie Callaghan, author of A Light of Her Own, J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lagar Queen of Minnesota, and Bruce Holsinger author of The Gifted School, know that time, place, and character make an historical or fictionalized world a reality. Join the authors as they discuss how these literary elements come together to build a world the reader never wants to leave.

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Carrie Callaghan

Carrie Callaghan is a historical fiction author living in Maryland with her family. Her debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th century painter Judith Leyster, was published by Amberjack in 2018. Her next novel, Salt the Snow (Amberjack), is forthcoming in late 2019. Her short stories have been published in multiple literary journals around the country, and she is a senior editor with the Washi... Read More →
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Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a novelist and literary scholar based in Charlottesville. His new novel, The Gifted School (Riverhead), was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection as well as Lifetime TV's Book of the Month for October. The New York Times calls The Gifted School “a suspenseful... Read More →
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J. Ryan Stradal

J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room G