Kristin Swenson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at VCU and author of Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time (Harper, 2010), joins WriterHouse on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm to discuss the challenges and possibilities of writing sensibly about topics that get people all worked up. How can you address in a fresh and engaging way something that people already feel they know or about which they have strong preconceptions?
“I love stories, so although I traffic in non-fiction and the business of instructing about religion and the Bible in particular, it’s the stories in and about the facts that most excite me,” Dr. Swenson writes on her website. “Studying religion, especially the Bible, allows me to live and work between categories. Fact and fiction dance together in truth’s arena.”
This is a public event, invite all those who might be interested in this fascinating discussion!
- Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.: Akhenaten’s Art: What Some Body Can Say About Religion (huffingtonpost.com)
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