Title of Submission

Author Roundtable

Paper Author


Kathy Ogren

Panel Name

Session 2. "I Never Want to Write a Piece of Fiction/Non-Fiction Again!": History and the Creative Process


Three women writers discuss the possibilities and problems of "writing from the real": a playwright of history and documentary plays; a biographer; and an historian of science and medicine.


  • Doris Baizley, Losset Visiting Professor: Mrs. California; Agnes Smedley, our American Friend; The Minnesota Eight; Sister Kenny's Children
  • Leslie Brody, Department of English/Creative Writing: Red Star Sister: Between Madness and Utopia and a forthcoming biography of Jessica Mitford
  • Alice Wexler, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for Women: Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research; and The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: Huntington's and the Making of a Genetic Disease


Bulldog/Och Tamale Room

Start Date

3-19-2010 12:00 PM

End Date

3-19-2010 1:20 PM

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Mar 19th, 12:00 PM Mar 19th, 1:20 PM

Author Roundtable

Bulldog/Och Tamale Room