October 20, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rebecca Makkai – How Fiction Meets History
Finalist for The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, The Great Believers, is a dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss. Author Rebecca Makkai has fashioned the story of a community of friends and family shaped by the AIDS crisis. “It was hugely important to me that I get the details right,” she says, “even though I was writing fiction.” Makkai reveals how meticulous research and in-person interviews with survivors, activists, doctors, nurses, journalists and historians allowed her to render this moving portrait, depicting the role art plays in making sense of and girding us for both the horror and the beauty of our lives.
Presented by Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s 59th Annual Creative Living Series
TICKETS: $22.00 Each
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098