Gigi’s Gabriel

Published:October 11, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

If you’re in Charlottesville tonight, join me for an event at WriterHouse: “Portal to the Past: Archival Sources and the Writing Process with Gigi Amateau”:

In the process of writing her middle grade novel Come August, Come Freedom, author Gigi Amateau spent time researching primary documents in several archives. A document, a journal or a blacksmith account book became a time machine, transporting her to 1800, and the true life of a twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel, plotting a rebellion. Join Gigi and Brendan Wolfe, Managing Editor of Encyclopedia Virginia, for a discussion of historical research for the purposes of fiction.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

You can read reviews of the novel here and here. And check out our newly published entry on Gabriel’s Conspiracy.


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