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Saturday, October 3 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Writing In The Ways Of The Past

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The best written Fantasy, Historic fiction, Future Fantasy or Science Fiction is ideally communicated by the screen writer or author working in specific word choices, idioms, and to some limited extent, even ‘dialectic’ speech patterns, for each of their characters, all of which succeeds in transporting the Reader into the appropriate time, place and culture. A balance must be struck between their dialogue being overwhelmed with too many archaic or contrived terms. (Read: “Yea, verily, my Lady and forsooth!”)  Or at the opposite end of the spectrum, putting no effort whatsoever into their word choice. ( “...Like, that sword is totally radd, Aragorn…”) How do you put yourself in that kind of mindset? What kind of research materials are out there to help? Join us and find out.

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Cymbric Early-Smith

Author / Educator / Artist, Interactive History Co.
After studying Physics and Astronomy, Cymbric worked for 12 years presenting programs at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Now, as Program Director for Interactive History Company, she takes great joy in developing Hands-on-History programs that interweave art, storytelling, and... Read More →

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Chris (C.C.) Humphreys

Arthur Ellis winning Author of 'Plague', Chris is an actor, novelist and swordsman. He has written the fantasy 'The Hunt of the Unicorn' and its sequel, out this Fall, 'The Hunt of the Dragon.'
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Eileen Kernaghan

Eileen Kernaghan lives in New Westminster. Her nine historical fantasy novels reflect her fascination with other times and places, from the prehistoric Indus Valley to Victorian England. Her most recent YA/teen novel, Sophie, in Shadow, shortlisted for a Sunburst Award for literature... Read More →

Saturday October 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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