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18. Speaking On Historical Flights of Fancy
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18. Speaking On Historical Flights of Fancy

While our last episode left off in contemporary Harlem, this week’s episode takes us to Paris during the French Revolution. Mentor Nola Solomon reads a chilling excerpt of her historical fiction piece, “The Gentleman of Paris,” and talks to Mentee Colette Holcomb about how a trip to a torture museum in Bruges, Belgium, inspired her latest project. Together, Nola and Colette discuss how to write fictional narratives about real people, and why the themes of the French Revolution are still relevant today.

Music by Jaya Rao-Herel

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Speaking in First Draft
Speaking In First Draft is an interview podcast platforming the current and next generation of storytellers from the nonprofit Girls Write Now. Released in March 2023, members of the Girls Write Now community share a draft of one of their works in progress and discuss both the writing process and what creative expression looks like to them. Listeners will have the opportunity to engage with the inner machinations and perspectives of writers, producers, and artists from a diversity of episodes and stories.