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Friday, April 26 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Inspired by Research: Using Historical Research in Creative Writing

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Award-winning writer Stephanie Carpenter discusses the challenges of depicting nineteenth-century women’s everyday experiences—how to imagine the ways that women’s clothing, food, working conditions, health, and legal status shaped their lives—by sharing her research experiences in archives, with emphasis on the evocative nature of material objects.

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Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie Carpenter is the author of Missing Persons: Stories, winner of the 2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. Her current project, “Many and Wide Separations: Two Novellas,” explores the lives of professional female artists in mid-nineteenth century New England. In support... Read More →

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