Grrr, I’m booked that night, but this presentation by Katherine Paterson sounds fantastic:
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012
Where: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell, MA
Paterson, the Library of Congress’s 2010-2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will talk about how historical research, a compelling plot, and a feisty female character combine to create a novel that breathes life into the story of Lowell’s 19th-century textile mills and the labor activism of “mill girls.”
Click through for more info. Apparently you need to reserve a space in advance. I had the opportunity to see Katherine Paterson at another NCBLA event, and she was fantastic. I’d love to hear her thoughts on creating compelling historical fiction.