History in Fiction and Non-Fiction: Books for the Post-Truth Age: Authors Bellinger and Rulli
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Steve Bellinger, author of the science fiction/time travel novel, The Chronocar, and Joseph Rulli, self-proclaimed history nerd and author of The Chicago Haymarket Affair, who will share information about historical research in fiction and non-fiction. Designed for both readers and writers, their presentation will help researchers and writers learn to tell a fuller, more objective story of past events for the betterment of life today.

In The Chronocar, a contemporary African American IIT student discovers plans for a time machine developed by a turn-of-the-century scientist, the son of a slave. The student visits 1919 Chicago (in what is now Bronzeville) at the time of the Red Summer Race Riots were personal and historical adventures unfold.

Author Joseph Rulli used actual court transcripts and other reliable sources to tell a definitive account of events surrounding the Haymarket Riot of 1886 -- and help establish a clearer understanding of its historical significance. Books will be for sale and signing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Age Groups: 
Adults
Teens