At The Inkwell: Historical Fiction Night

November 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kimberly Elkins was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and has published fiction and nonfiction in theAtlantic, Best New American Voices, Iowa Review, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Village Voice, among others.What is Visible is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

Puerto Rican-born novelist, Eleanor Parker Sapia, was raised in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Eleanor’s life experiences as a counselor, alternative health practitioner, a Spanish language social worker, and a refugee case worker inspire her passion for writing. When Eleanor is not writing, she facilitates creativity groups, and is making plans to walk El Camino de Santiago a second time. A Decent Woman is her debut novel. Eleanor has two adventurous and loving grown children, and lives in wild and wonderful West Virginia.

Rachel Kambury was born in Portland, Oregon and began writing at the age of five. Growing up in Ashland surrounded by the arts, inspiration struck when she read Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano when she was eleven years old.Rachel has been committed to being a novelist ever since. Rachel self-published her first work of WWII historical fiction, GRAVEL, at the age of seventeen. She moved to New York City for college the following semester with her first novel in tow.In September 2010, she began her second novel, The War Bound, writing the entire first draft and part of the second while in school. Four years later, the novel is in its third draft stage currently undergoing rewrites. Rachel graduated from Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts with a BA in Literary Studies in May 2013. She lives in New York City.

George Lerner worked as a reporter for Reuters through the mid-1990s, covering financial crises in the Latin America and East Asia. Joining CNN in 1999, he spent many years as a field producer for CNN’s New York newsgathering division. As an independent documentary producer, George traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to shoot a piece for PBS Frontline World on the country’s historic 2006 elections, the first democratic vote in more than three decades. The people whose voices ring through “Congo: Hope on the Ballot” — human rights advocates, the victims of violence, political campaigners, and Congolese citizens of many ethnicities — helped to inform The Ambassadors. George holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn.