History with Heart
Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham will be discussing the challenges, advantages and technical aspects of humanizing history by setting fictional love stories against real-life historical backdrops.
On May 9, 2015 we will be co-hosting, along with VIRA (Vancouver Island Romance Writers Association) a workshop, IN VICTORIA, featuring Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham. VIRA will be providing the pot luck lunch for those of us able to travel over there. The venue will be the Common Rec Room at a condominium at: 4360 Emily Carr Dr. Saanich, BC. After regular business meetings and a pot luck lunch, the workshop will begin at 2pm, and last until 4pm.
This will be a private event for RWAGVC and VIRA members only. There is a public reading and signing at a Victoria bookstore the same evening for members of the public and those members able to attend. Google their publisher Simon & Schuster Canada for details.
The workshop details are still being finalized, but the plan is to have a videoconference link between the Victoria workshop and our Vancouver location so those unable to travel can still view/hear/participate in the workshop.
A short survey will be posted shortly on the Loop asking about planned attendance and a few other things as we require some help to pull this off in two locations simultaneously.
As a former museum curator, Susanna Kearsley brings her own passion for research and travel to her novels, weaving modern-day and historical intrigue. She won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Award for her novel Mariana, the 2010 Romantic Times Book Review’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction novel forThe Winter Sea, was shortlisted for a 2012 RITA Award for The Rose Garden, and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel from the Canadian Crime Writer’s Association for Every Secret Thing. She lives outside Toronto, Canada.
Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in music in 1986 and began writing in 2007. Her first three novels, Under the Same Sky, Sound of the Heart, and Somewhere to Dream, were international bestsellers. Graham is passionate about historical adventure, runs an editing business, and teaches piano. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.