Crafting believable time shifts, time leaps, and historical moments can be essential elements for storytelling. Our panel will discuss methods for managing time and dates, and provide guidance about how real historical events are best used to enhance or propel narratives. We’ll also review readers’ expectations about concepts like the space/time continuum. Buckle up! As Doc Brown says, “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Roben Farzad is the host of Full Disclosure on NPR One and contributor to PBS NewsHour. He is the author of Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami (Penguin, 2017). You can find Roben on the web at hotelscarface.com and on Twitter @RobenFarzad.
Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the Incarnate Trilogy, the Orphan Queen Duology, and the Fallen Isles Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of My Lady Jane (HarperTeen). Visit her at www.jodimeadows.com and on Twitter @jodimeadows
Rick Spears lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, son, and schnauzer. He’s most known for his comic book writing. Having worked for all the major publishers, he’s published 11 graphic novels and numerous comics. Rick has also written and directed a handful of award-winning films. His books include Teenagers From Mars, Dead West, REPO, Black Metal (vol 1-3), The Auteur (vol 1-2) and mainstream comics include Batman, Wolverine, Deadpool, Daredevil, Iron Man. You can reach Rick on Twitter @RickSpears.
Bill Blume is the author of the Gidion Keep, Vampire Hunter series. His short stories have been published in several anthologies and ezines. He’s worked as a 911 dispatcher since 2001. He’s also a former board member for James River Writers. To learn more about Bill, visit his website: www.billblume.net and find him on Twitter @billthewildcat.