Writing for Social Change Panel

Some authors have a mission in mind when they begin writing. These panelists discuss what its like to compose fiction, poetry, and nonfiction with the intent to invoke change or raise awareness about a cause. Moderated by Michael DeValve. Featuring Jaki Shelton-GreenCarl NordgrenRosemary Poole-CarterJessica Scott.

Some of the questions that will be explored:

  1. What is the highest aim, the summum bonum, toward which you strive with your writing?
  2. Explain the relationship between fiction and authenticity as you understand it.  Can fiction be authentic?  When trade-offs are necessary, how do you decide which god to honor: the narrative or truth?  Is that a distinction without a difference?

Panel Discussions
Location: Durham Central Park Pavilion Date: May 17, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Michael DeValve Jaki Shelton Green Carl Nordgren Rosemary Poole-Carter Jessica Scott