The Whallonsburg Grange will finish its winter Lyceum with a series of three writers, entitled “Fact into Fiction.” The lectures will occur on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of March.
The series opens on March 10 with National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett. The author of The Air We Breathe, set in Saranac Lake, and 2013 Pulitzer finalist Archangel, Ms. Barrett has written extensively about scientific discoveries and scientists in her stories.
March 17 will feature Westport author Kathryn Cramer. An editor of “hard” science fiction, which relies heavily on scientific accuracy, Ms. Cramer is co-editor of the 2014 story collection Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions of a Better Future.
The series concludes on March 24 with Kate Moses, professor of creative writing at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ms. Moses is the author of Wintering, a novel about writer Sylvia Plath, who has been the subject of biographies, critiques and analysis in the 50 years since her death.
The authors will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of writing about science, history and real people in novels and stories. Among other topics, they will talk about how they develop and research ideas; how science, real events and people constrain their writing; and the role of “themes” in fiction.
Admission for each lecture is $5, and free for students.