Living in the Past: Historical Fiction at Beth-El Zedeck

The legacy of great Indiana writers is strong. Hoosiers lay claim on Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Kurt Vonnegut and James Whitcomb Riley among others. With groups like the Writer’s Center of Indiana, its easy for current Hoosiers writers to find encouragement. The Writer’s Center of Indiana teams up with Beth-El Zedeck Temple to present Living in the Past: Writing Historical Fiction, Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm. This Indianapolis education event promises to help Indianapolis people improve their written voice as they time travel with words to times now gone. This Indianapolis event is FREE and open to the public.

Join the celebrated novelist Margaret McMullan, recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature, for an informative talk about how to write historical fiction. She has authored six award winning novels for both adult and young adult readers. Her work has appeared in Glamour, the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic for Kids, Southern Accents, the Indianapolis Star, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, Other Voices, Boulevard, Ploughshares, The Sun and more.

She has received the Individual Artist fellowship form the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was the Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College in 2007, and has served as a Fulbright professor of English at the University of Pecs in Pecs, Hungary during Fall 2010. In addition she teaches at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and at the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference in Southampton, New York.

As the author of numerous works of historical fiction, McMullan is the ideal teacher for Indiana writers hoping to improve their time traveling imaginations. Join her as part of the Clowes Craft Lecture Series “Be a Better Writer,” which features accomplished writers and poets whose inspiring, innovative and enjoyable talks about the creative process enhance writers’ and readers’ understanding of how literature is made.

This Indianapolis event is sponsored by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, the Indianapolis Art Center, the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, Butler University’s Writer’s Studio and the Carmel Public Library Foundation.

Don’t miss Margaret McMullan’s lecture “Living in the Past: Writing Historical Fiction” Thursday, May5 at 5 PM at Beth-El Zedeck Temple. This Indianapolis event is FREE! Get your head in gear with a little brain food before the event. Grab dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, follow in the tradition of many a great writer: grab drinks from any of these refreshing Indianapolis bars.

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Living in the Past: Writing Historical Fiction
Thursday, May 5
7 PM

Beth-El Zedeck Temple
600 West 70th Street
Indianapolis, IN

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