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Saturday, October 19 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Everything in the Past is Made Up

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The best works of historical fiction are lauded for their authenticity and the meticulous research that underpins them. But historians increasingly understand that our understanding of the past relies on our own concerns, interests and priorities: the Victorian world looks very different to a 21st century historian than it did to one in the 1950s! Does this mean that all our versions of the past are imaginary, and therefore that all historical fiction is, inherently, speculative fiction? What is the difference between historical fiction and historical fantasy, if there is a meaningful distinction to be made?

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Luke R. J. Maynard

Founding Director, Cynehelm Press
Dr. Luke R. J. Maynard is a writer, poet, scholar, lapsed medievalist, musician, and wearer of sundry other hats in the arts & letters. Born in London, Ontario, he received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Victoria and his JD from the University of Toronto's Faculty... Read More →

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E.C. Bell

E.C. Bell is the author of six novels in the paranormal Marie Jenner Mystery Series. The latest is Haunting the Haunted, coming from Tyche Books at the end of October. She has also published short stories and anthologies, won a couple of Aurora Awards, a Bloody Words Light Mystery... Read More →
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K.V. Johansen

K.V. Johansen is the author of the five-book epic fantasy series Gods of the Caravan Road, which includes the Sunburst-shortlisted Blackdog and the just-released concluding volume, The Last Road, all published by Pyr. She has an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Salon C - 20 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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