Reinventing the Past (Part of Festival Neue Literatur 2012)
powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
Literature is often a delving into the past, made all but involuntary because the past has returned to haunt the present. Whether the history in question is familial, political, or ancient, traces of old trauma can cast the present in a new light.
This panel explores the different ways in which the past can be put to work in the name of storytelling.