Presenters: Janet Fitch, Merilyn Simonds, Steve Yarbrough
Moderator: Cyndi Kramer
Russia, as revolution approaches. Poland, on an otherwise insignificant night in 2006. Ukraine, during a recent bombing. Canada, Mexico and the United States, over the better part of the last century. Readers can't help but assume that these writers have spent time in these geographic locales, as they have so realistically captured the setting, the atmosphere and the differing cultures. Conversely, we also assume that our authors have not traveled through time. What is the process of researching place and time and, more importantly, how is it made relevant to those in which we exist today?