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Material Witnesses: Objects and Their Spaces in Historical Storytelling

The Providence Athenaeum 251 Benefit St, Providence, United States

The HiFi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative, hosts a conversation about the spaces and places of history, and the ways in which material witnesses-- and our stories about them--shape our understanding of ourselves. Moderated by historical fiction novelist Taylor Polites (The Rebel Wife), the panel will include, Carrie Taylor, Director of the Lippitt House; Kate Irvin, Curator […]

Bending Genre: Writers in Conversation

Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI, United States

In “Bending Genre: Writers in Conversation,” three writers discuss how their work bends, complicates, disrupts, and redefines traditional genre distinctions, including historical fiction, memoir, biography, young adult, and fantasy. Kate Wells (Rhode Island Collection Librarian, Providence Public Library) will moderate. Panelists include MT Anderson (Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the […]

Building Stories: Historic Houses and the Stories We Tell

Lippitt House Museum 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI, United States

Three experts will discuss the ways in which historic houses are researched, narrated, and presented. Using 1865 Lippitt House as the example. Discussion will include reflections on the role of houses in fiction. Audience members will be encouraged to visit the first-floor rooms before and after the presentation. Speakers Carrie Taylor (Lippitt House Museum Director), […]