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Pod: The Secret Lives of Historical Novelists

With Ellen Levy and Elena Graf:

February 19 @ 2:55 pm 4:25 pm EST

This presentation provides an inside look at the rationale, craft, and process of creating lesbian historical fiction. The topics covered will include: the reasons we write historical fiction, and how history impacts our work; how we incorporate lesbian identity, faith and sex in our writing; recreating history but keeping it true to the facts; the process of researching the past.

Ellen Levy is obsessed; writing has taken over her life. She spends part of everyday living in 1910’s with her characters, Deborah and Miriam, young Jewish women in love. Ellen summers in Boston with her wife and two cats, and winters At the Resort on Carefree Boulevard in Florida with 500 older women who celebrate the hard-earned freedom to be themselves. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

Elena Graf has published four historical novels set in Europe in the early 20th century. Lies of Omission, the third volume in the Passing Rites Series, won a Golden Crown Literary Society award for best historical fiction and a Rainbow Award. The fourth volume, Acts of Contrition also won a Goldie and a Rainbow Award. She has also published six novels in a contemporary series featuring a group of senior women living in the fictional town of Hobbs, Maine. The first novel in the series, High October, was a Lesfic Bard Award finalist. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

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