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A Historian and a Novelist Discuss Research and Imagination, Writers House, Camden, NJ

  • Rutgers Camden Summer Writers Conference 303 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1519 (map)

Join writers Janet Golden (Rutgers-Camden historian) and Janet Benton (historical novelist) at the Writers House on the Rutgers University Camden campus. What role does the imagination play in the writing of history? What role does research play in the writing of a historical novel about made-up people?

Come hear these two writers discuss this, as well as their work on mothers and babies in history. Golden's book, A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle was highly useful to Benton as she wrote her historical novel set in 1883 Philadelphia, Lilli de Jong. A short reading from the novel and book-signing will follow. 

Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the event here.