Julia Franks presents her novel, Over the Plain Houses, and discusses her  creative process.

Franks will explain how she discovered and ultimately blended personal and historical elements for her novel. She will also talk about using current events and folklore to help tell a story about “western North Carolina in the 1930s, when reformers and government workers streamed into the region.”

Finding and shaping the complexities of characters while creating a faithful depiction of a specific time and place are demanding tasks for any novelist. Join us and learn how Julia Franks constructs her fiction, from the beginning to the end of the creative process.

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