HNS New York City Chapter

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Historical Novel Society, New York Chapter presents WRITING A CULTURE

Tuesday, October 16th, 6-8 pm at Jefferson Market Library
425 Sixth Avenue at 10th Street, in the First Floor Willa Cather Room

Open to the public — Free of charge

*Faith L. Justice brings us the little-known story of Placidia, fifth century Empress of Rome and Gothic Queen, battling the coming of the Dark Ages.

*Julieta Rodrigues introduces a diplomatic couple, Laura and Keith, trying to make peace with themselves and the country that hosts them – the Soviet Union in the early eighties.

*Melodie Winawer, time-bending author of The Scribe of Siena, set in medieval Italy, turns to late Byzantine Greece in her forthcoming The Anticipation.

Faith L. Justice has received awards for her novels, short stories, and nonfiction articles. Based in Brooklyn, NY, for fun she likes to dig in the dirt—her garden and various archaeological sites. You can sample her writings and blog, or ask her questions at

Julieta Rodrigues earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Lisbon. In addition to On the Way to Red Square, she has published a collection of short stories entitled The Rogue and Other Portuguese Stories which are set in her native Portugal. She is finishing a novel based on three American and European Enlightenment figures.

Melodie Winawer’s first novel has been translated into German, Czech, Polish and Norwegian. A physician-scientist and associate professor of neurology at Columbia University, she has degrees in biological psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. She has published over fifty nonfiction articles and book chapters.