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Weaving Fact & Fiction: A Historical Fiction Panel

October 1, 2022 @ 2:30 PM 3:30 PM

Carreker Hall at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Veteran journalist John Pruitt’s novel Tell It True is based on his experiences over fifty years as a television news reporter and anchor in Atlanta. 

Dolen Perkins-Valdez‘s novel Take My Hand is Inspired by true events that rocked the nation.  A Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients. 

Ernesto Mestre-Reed’s novel Sacrificio is set in Cuba in 1998. It  is a triumphant and mesmeric work of violence, loss, and identity, following a group of young HIV-positive counterrevolutionaries who seek to overthrow the Castro government.

Moderator Lynn Cullen is the national bestselling author of historical novels The Woman with the Cure, Mrs. Poe, The Sisters of Summit Avenue, Twain’s End, The Creation of Eve, Reign of Madness, and I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter.

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