Dec 7, 6:30 PM
This event will take place at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 7, in the KRC McLane Commons.
Science in Fiction: It’s not only science fiction.
In recent years we’ve seen a new emphasis in both mainstream and literary fiction, embracing scientists as characters and scientific concepts and practices in storytelling. What opportunities does this trend provide both readers and writers to build interest in science and environmental health? What can realistic fiction do that science (or speculative) fiction or any kind of nonfiction cannot? This craft talk will examine specific examples of science in fiction and help us think about the pleasures and benefits of science-based storytelling. This will include readings from Nancy’s latest book: pH: A Novel, followed by Q & A and a book signing.
Nancy Lord is former Alaska Writer Laureate. Among her published books are three collections of short stories and five works of literary nonfiction, including the memoir Fishcamp, the cautionary Beluga Days, and the front-lines story of climate change, Early Warming. She has also served as a long-time adjunct instructor at KBC and also is UAA faculty in the MFA program.