Back to All Events

Panel at Growing Room, On the Subject of Truth: Telling True Stories in Fiction and Non Fiction

Growing Room Festival.jpg

Venue: The University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus, Geography Building, Room 214, 1984 West Mall

Panelists: Kim Fu, Alicia Elliott, Doretta Lau, Elizabeth Renzetti

Moderator: Amber Dawn

Growing Room Festival Event Description:

How do writers decide how to use their truths? Can fiction create more space for emotional honesty than non-fiction? What happens when a writer who works in multiple genres gets celebrated for one genre over another? Why are audiences eager to believe anything in non-fiction but quick to question a story’s credibility in fiction? Join four authors as they consider the borders between objective fact, emotional truths, and what is considered “believable.”