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77. Fact AND Fiction
77. Fact AND Fiction

Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest

Cary Fagan, Sylvain Prudhomme, Akhil Sharma

Real-life experiences: tether or springboard? Three authors who use facts as a way into their fictions talk about the ups and downs of this device. How do they know when to begin to stray from the truth? Do they let the facts fall away once a story has taken off? Cary Fagan used black and white photographs he found as inspiration for each of the 35 pieces in The Old World. Sylvain Prudhomme’s The Greats revisits the ‘70s music group Super Mama Djombo, as seen through the eyes of its guitarist. Akhil Sharma’s novel Family Life, for which he won the International Dublin Literary Award, is semi-autobiographical. But which part of the story is imagined? Join them for a discussion about blending fact and fiction in their books.

Studio 1398
1398 Cartwright Street

Regular: $20
: $18
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: $15
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Studio 1398
10/21/2017 2:00 PM