Strange Talents, Extraordinary Gifts in Historical Fiction
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.014
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

In Hester, Laurie Lico Albanese reimagines the woman who inspired the character of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter—her daily life, her creative gifts, and the society determined to keep her in her place. From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, The Last Dreamwalker tells the story of a woman who discovers surprising intergenerational gifts in the wake of her mother’s passing: She possesses a Gullah-Geechee island off the coast of South Carolina—and an unimaginable supernatural power.

Moderator: Ysella Fulton SlavinLaurie Lico Albanese, Rita Woods, Hester, The Last Dreamwalker


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