Associated Writing Programs panel discussion: Purpose and the Practical in Historical Fiction

That March Madness you hear about in Boston this week is the annual conference of the Associate Writing Programs, the professional organization of imaginative writers and writing teachers, with 11,000 participants expected.  I’ll be there hoovering up inspiration and also moderating a dy-no-mite panel discussion on historical fiction with fellow purveyors Emily Barton (The Testament of Yves Gundron and Brookland), Zachary Lazar (Sway and Evening’s Empire), and Peter Ho Davies (The Welsh Girl, and more Best American and O.Henry prizes for short fiction than you can shake a stick at).  The panel takes place Friday morning at 9 am.  Hope to cross paths with some readers and friends and reader-friends!